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Johnston Atoll has never had any indigenous inhabitants. During the late part of the 20th century, there were on avaerage 300 American military personnel and 1,000 civilian contractors present. The few vehicles on Johnston Atoll had either a U.S. Government plate or the plate(s) of the vehicle's original place of registration, mostly Hawai'i.
Since 2007, there is no permanent population on the island and neighboring atolls which are now off-limits.
Therefore, all plates pictured here are or were never used on the island and should be considered souvenirs or fakes.
|Political Status||Unincorporated territory of the United States of America|
|History||Annexed by both the Kingdom of Hawai'i
and the United States of America in 1858.
In 1936, an airstrip and refueling station was established for aircraft of the U.S. Navy.