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Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wright Brothers

 
 
Wright Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
1. Wright Brothers Marker
Inscription. On December 17, 1093, from site near foot of Kill Devil Hill, Orville and Wilbur Wright made first successful powered flight 1/5 mile west.
 
Erected 1989 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-4.)
 
Location. 36° 1.272′ N, 75° 39.741′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on Prospect Avenue near Virginia Dare Trail (North Carolina Highway 12), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Flight (approx. 0.3 miles away); Four Powered Flights (approx. 0.3 miles away); Field for Flight (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Successful Flight of an Airplane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kill Devil Hills (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The First Flight (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 1901 Glider (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces a previous marker, also numbered B-4, located on Virginia Dare Trail (NC Highway 12). the original marker, titled
Wright Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2008
2. Wright Brothers Marker
View is looking east, toward Virginia Dare Trail (NC Highway 12) and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kill Devil Hill read, "There Orville and Wilbur Wright made first flight of power driven airplane, Dec. 17, 1903. National Monument 3/5 miles west."
 
Also see . . .  The Wright Brothers. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum online exhibit for the Wright Brothers. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Wright Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 22, 2008
3. Wright Brothers Marker
View is looking west, toward the Wright Brothers National Monument. The monument itself can barely be seen to the left of the marker, about halfway to the edge of the picture.
The 1903 Wright Flyer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
4. The 1903 Wright Flyer
The original Wright Flyer is today on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the original marker, titled "Kill Devil Hill." • Can you help?
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