Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina

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Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. The population was 6,683 at the 2010 census, up from 5,897 in 2000. It is the most populous settlement in both Dare County and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Kill Devil Hills Micropolitan Statistical Area is part of the larger Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

The town is home to the site of the Wright brothers‘ first controlled, powered airplane flights on December 17, 1903, chosen for its good winds. The town was commemorated by the Wright Brothers National Memorial, which was dedicated in 1932. At the time of the Wright Flyer flights the town of Kill Devil Hills did not exist, and it did not receive its municipal charter until 1953. Kitty Hawk, popularly noted as the site of the famous flights, is approximately four miles (6 km) to the north, and was the nearest settlement at the time of the famous flight.

The Soaring Society of America To Commemorate The Early Gliding And Soaring Flights of the Wright Brothers © Neil Tuck/cc-by-sa-3.0 Wright Brothers National Memorial © Scott0650/cc-by-sa-4.0 Kill Devil Hills Beach Guard chair © Jeremy27948 © Tetra09/cc-by-sa-4.0 Sunset © SaiP/cc-by-sa-4.0
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The Soaring Society of America To Commemorate The Early Gliding And Soaring Flights of the Wright Brothers © Neil Tuck/cc-by-sa-3.0
Kill Devil Hills is the site of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, commemorating the siblings’ four powered airplane flights in the Wright Flyer on Thursday, December 17, 1903. Orville returned in 1911, and on October 25 he set a new world glider record, remaining in the air 10 minutes and 34 seconds, soaring against the wind with very little forward movement. In addition to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Sam’s Diner in the town is on the National Register of Historic Places, listed in 1999.

As a result of its climate and proximity to beaches, the population rises significantly in Kill Devil Hills and other towns located on the Outer Banks during the summer months.

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