Martha Root's gravesite in Honolulu, driving directions
compiled by Duane Troxel
From Honolulu International Airport
Martha Root’s grave is in Oahu Cemetary at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue, about nine miles from Honolulu International Airport. The Cemetery parking hours are 7:00am to 6:00pm (0700-1800 hours).
- When exiting the airport, take the Interstate Highway 1 East (H-1 East). Stay in the leftmost lane.
- Take the Pali Highway Exit 21A. After exiting right, stay in one of the two left lanes. You will come to a traffic light at the end of the exit ramp.
- Go left onto the Pali Highway 62. You are now about 2 miles from Martha Root’s grave. Get into the rightmost lane as soon as you can do so safely.
- After about 1 mile you will exit onto Wyllie St. to the right. That flyover comes to a light at the corner of Wyllie St. and Nuuanu Ave.
- Go left onto Nuuanu Ave. Get into the far right lane. Just after Robinson Lane turn right into 2162, which is Oahu Cemetery.
- Drive straight ahead and park in the lot in front of Oahu Chapel. (It’s free.) Martha Root’s grave is on the opposite side of Nuuanu Avenue from where you turned in. Now you lock your car and proceed on foot.
- Exit the cemetary gate and turn right and walk down (toward the ocean) to the corner of Judd St. and cross Nuuanu Avenue there. Now walk up (toward the moutains) Nuuanu Avenue.
- Enter through the gate show in the photograph below.
- Turn left inside the gate (see diagram below) and go straight to the last aisle and go right.
- You should now see Martha Root’s grave in front of a hedge not far distant.
- Here's the map from mapquest.com:
Martha’s favorite prayer begins “From the sweet-scented streams of Thine eternity give me to drink, O my God ...
The lady buried next to Martha Root is Elizabeth Muther. Ms. Muther became the first on Hawaii’s soil to embrace the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh. Ms. Muther also cared for Martha during her last illness and was much loved by her.