Kill Devil Hills in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wright Brothers National Memorial
In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Conceived by Genius. Achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 36° 0.854′ N, 75° 40.077′ W. Marker is in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Croatan Highway (U.S. 158) and Prospect Avenue. Marker is within the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, on the top of Kill Devil Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Impossible (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pitch, Roll and Yaw (about 700 feet away); Big Kill Devil Hill (about 700 feet away); 12 Seconds that Changed the World (about 800 feet away); A hospitable people... (about 800 feet away); The Conquest of the AirExperiments (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Kill Devil Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kill Devil Hills.
More about this memorial. The busts of Orville and Wilbur Wright, originally sculpted by Oskar Hansen (1892-1971), were lost, vandalized and recovered in July 1985. They were stolen again in April 1987 and recovered in October 1989. In 1987, copies of the busts were made by Sheidow Bronze Corporation, cast from a duplicate set located at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The pictures on this page, as noted in one of the photo below, are the copies.
Also see . . . National Park Service webpage on the Wright Brothers National Memorial. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,758 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on December 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 9. submitted on August 17, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.