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Statistics & Facts
The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Kill Devil Hills is approximately 4,238 (1990).
The amount of land area in Kill Devil Hills is 14.24 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.049 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kill Devil Hills to Washington DC is 213 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 170 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kill Devil Hills is positioned 36.01 degrees north of the equator and 75.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
"IT HAPPENED HERE!"
17 Dec 1903 - Orville and Wilbur Wright made history here with the first sustained flights by a heavier-than-air, powered machine. The brothers had made over 1,000 flights before successfully launching their "Kitty Hawk" (originally named Flyer I) here. The first flight was 12 seconds long. The last flight of the day went for 59 seconds. In 1932, a memorial was dedicated to the men. It is located on the US 158 Bypass at Milepost 8. The 431 acre area has a visitor center which includes replicas of the 1902 glider and the 1903 flyer. Other displays and reproductions may also be seen.
Visitors Center phone: 919-441-7430
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