Introduction to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is 59 miles SE of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is located in Dare county.
Kill Devil Hills History
In the colonial era, the area was the site of many shipwrecks. Several of these ships carried bottles of rum which were saved by locals and stored behind large sand dunes. According to tradition, the community was named because the rum hidden behind the hills was believed to be strong enough to kill the devil. The Wright brothers' first powered airplane flight took off from Kill Devil Hills in 1903. Kill Devil Hills was officially incorporated on March 6, 1953.
Kill Devil Hills and Nearby Attractions
- Wright Brothers National Memorial
- Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
- Museum of the Albemarle
- Nature Conservancy at Nags Head Woods
- Montrose Gardens
- Jockeys Ridge State Park
Things To Do In Kill Devil Hills
The town is home to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, a historic site built in commemoration of the Wright brothers' four powered airplane flights in 1903. Bodie Island Visitor Center, the Museum of the Albemarle, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Elizabeth II Historic Site are some of the museums and historic sites in the area. The Jockeys Ridge State Park includes sand dunes and offers facilities for hang gliding, picnicking, sail boarding, and sand boarding. Montrose Gardens, and the North Carolina Aquarium - Manteo are other popular destinations in the region.
Kill Devil Hills Transportation
Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport.
Kill Devil Hills Higher Education
Colleges near Kill Devil Hills are Elizabeth City State University, College of the Albemarle, and Roanoke Bible College.