Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
(Arrived at Elizabeth City,) and put up at the Arlington where I spent several days waiting for a boat to Kitty Hawk. No one knows anything about the place or how to get there.
Wilbur Wright, September 1900
Wilbur Wright stayed at the Arlington Hotel, which stood on this site, during his initial trip to North Carolina in September 1900 to explore the possibility of manned flight.
Erected by Downtown Business & Professional Association and Elizabeth City Downtown, Incorporated.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 36° 18.005′ N, 76° 13.113′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker is on North Water Street just north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110A N Water St, Elizabeth City NC 27909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor Awarded to: Franklin Douglas "Doug" Miller (about 300 feet away); May Freedom Fly (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 400 feet away); Culpeper’s Rebellion (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth City Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth City.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.