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General Info

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 6,683 at the 2010 census, up from 5,897 in 2000.. The town is home to the site of the Wright brothers' first controlled, powered airplane flights on December 17, 1903, which were commemorated by the Kill Devil Hill Monument, which was dedicated in 1932.. At the time of their flight, the town of Kill Devil Hills did not exist, having received its municipal charter in 1953. Kitty Hawk, popularly noted as the site of the famous flights, is approximately four miles to the north, and was the nearest settlement at the time of the famous flight..

What To See

There is a large monument to the Wright Brothers on a giant sand dune near the beach. It is, to say the least, difficult to miss.

What To See

There is a large monument to the Wright Brothers on a giant sand dune near the beach. It is, to say the least, difficult to miss.

What To Do

You are at the beach. Have fun !.

Name Origin

The name Kill Devil Hills dates back to the Colonial era. Shipwrecks were common at the time, and many of the ships were transporting barrels of rum.. When a ship foundered, local wreckers would scavenge what they could of the ship's cargo before it sank, hiding their pilfered rum behind, and sometimes in, the same large sand dunes where the Wright Brothers would later perform glider tests, before flying their first plane from level ground nearby.. Since rum was called " Kill Devil " by the English at the time the dunes became known as " Kill Devil Hills. ".

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What To Do

You are at the beach. Have fun !.

Name Origin

The name Kill Devil Hills dates back to the Colonial era. Shipwrecks were common at the time, and many of the ships were transporting barrels of rum.. When a ship foundered, local wreckers would scavenge what they could of the ship's cargo before it sank, hiding their pilfered rum behind, and sometimes in, the same large sand dunes where the Wright Brothers would later perform glider tests, before flying their first plane from level ground nearby.. Since rum was called " Kill Devil " by the English at the time the dunes became known as " Kill Devil Hills. ".

What To Eat

Pigman's BBQ, 1606 S Croatan Highway, ☎ + 1 252 441-6803. 11AM 9PM. The biggest barbecue joint on the beach. The food is generally good and reasonably priced. Stick to the basics, though, such as the five types of barbecue and the ribs and chicken.. Though past its heyday, the new owners are working hard to bring the place back to its glory days of the 90s..

Where To Sleep

Cambridge Cove at Bermuda Bay, 1101 Cambridge Rd, toll free; +1-888-828-6745. Three story town homes feature two and three bedroom units surrounded by lush dunes and vegetation.. Carolina Designs, 1197 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949, ☎ + 1 252 453-9660, toll free; +1-866-453-9660, fax; + 1 252-261-2295, e-mail; rentals@carolinadesigns.com. Carolina Designs has providing vacation property rentals and sales for over 25 years.. 4-22 Bedroom rentals available across the outer banks region. Hamilton Cay at Bermuda Bay, 1101 Cambridge Rd, toll free; +1-888-828-6745. Hamilton Cay offers 2 and 3 Bedroom units that are on a single floor layout. Volleyball and watersliding are just a few of the many activities Hamilton Cay has to offer..

Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals – Kill Devil Hills Office, 2901 N Croatan Hwy. (Rt 158), toll free; +1-800-635-1559. Vacation Rentals (mini weeks, full weeks, extended stays), real estate and construction services.. First Flight Rentals, 815 S Virginia Dare Trail, toll free; +1-866-595-1893, e-mail; info@firstflightrentals.com. Vacation rentals (nightly, weekly, & group stay packages), luxury oceanfront condo rentals, includes pool, spa, fitness room, game room, elevator access..

Joe Lamb Jr & Associates, ☎ + 1 252-261-4444, toll free; +1-800-552-6257, e-mail; info@joelambjr.com. Vacation rentals.. Resort Realty, toll free; +1-800-458-3830, e-mail; info@resortrealty.com. Vacation rentals, 2 10 bedrooms, private pools, pet friendly, event planning. Offers Resort Club collection of top of the line vacation properties.. Seaside Realty Outer Banks Vacations, ☎ + 1 252-261-5500, toll free; +1-866-884-0267. Vacation rentals. Bed linens & bath towels included; 1 - 17 bedrooms, private pools, hot tubs, game rooms, elevator, dog friendly..

Village Realty on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, toll free; +1-800-548-9688. Over 600 upscale accommodations in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Corolla. All bed linens and towels are provided, beds are made.. Oceanfront, golf course, soundfront, oceanside. Many homes have Private Pools, (some heated) and Hot Tubs, Elevators, Theater Rooms. Pet friendly homes available.. Ramada Southeast Hotels, 1701 S Virginia Dare Trail, toll free; +1-866-790-8512. Ramada hotels cater to a variety of clientele, from business travelers to family vacationers..

Sun Realty Vacation Rentals, toll free; +1-888-853-7770. Sun Realty offers a wide collection of beach vacation rental homes and cottages in Kill Devil Hills and the entire stretch of the Outer Banks.. John Yancey Oceanfront Inn, 2009 S Virginia Dare Trail (beach road), ☎ + 1 252-441-7141, toll free; +1-800-367-5941, e-mail; info@outerbanksnchotel.com. Oceanfront hotel. Prime location. Outdoor pool, free breakfast, WiFi..

History

Kill Devil Hills is the site of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, commemorating the siblings' four powered airplane flights of 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 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999..

Geography

Kill Devil Hills is located at 36132N 754012W 36.02556N 75.67000W 36.02556; -75.67000, on the barrier islands known as the Outer Banks.. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles, of which, 5.5 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is water..

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,897 people, 2,585 households, and 1,491 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,067.8 people per square mile. There were 5,302 housing units at an average density of 960.1 per square mile.. The racial makeup of the town was 96.40 White, 0.61 African American, 0.17 Native American, 0.59 Asian, 0.12 Pacific Islander, 1.05 from other races, and 1.05 from two or more races.. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95 of the population. 26.4 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2 were married couples living together, 9.6 had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3 were non families..

27.9 of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.77.. In the town the population was spread out with 20.9 under the age of 18, 7.5 from 18 to 24, 38.1 from 25 to 44, 22.8 from 45 to 64, and 10.7 who were 65 years of age or older.. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males..

The median income for a household in the town was 39,713, and the median income for a family was 44,681. Males had a median income of 31,431 versus 23,206 for females. The per capita income for the town was 20,679.. About 5.2 of families and 8.3 of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8 of those under age 18 and 5.5 of those age 65 or over.. Federally, Kill Devil Hills is part of North Carolina's 3rd congressional district, represented by Republican Walt Jones, elected in 1994..

Sports

Kill Devil Hills is home to the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Daredevils play at First Flight Baseball Complex on Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills.. The Daredevils, founded in 1997, began play in Kill Devils Hills in 2006..

External Links

Media related to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina at Wikimedia Commons.

Schools

First Flight Elementary School and First Flight Middle School are in Kill Devil Hills, just south of the Monument. Kill Devil Hills is also served by First Flight High School. The school first opened on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, to 800 students.. Previously, high school students from Kill Devil Hills attended Manteo High School..