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Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wright Brothers in the Albemarle

 
 
Wright Brothers in the Albemarle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. Wright Brothers in the Albemarle Marker
Inscription.  On October 3, 1902, the Tar Heel, an Elizabeth City newspaper edited by Walter L. Cohoon, printed the first article that mentioned by name the Wright Brothers. The column briefly described their experiments with flight as they camped on the Outer Banks. The Tar Heel was the first of several newspapers printed in this location.
 
Erected by First Flight Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunications.
 
Location. 36° 17.942′ N, 76° 13.137′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker is on South Water Street just north of East Fearing Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 S 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); Culpeper’s Rebellion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle
Wright Brothers in the Albemarle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. Wright Brothers in the Albemarle Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 500 feet away); Medal of Honor Awarded to: Franklin Douglas "Doug" Miller (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 700 feet away); May Freedom Fly (about 700 feet away); Battle of Elizabeth City (about 700 feet 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 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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