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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.  
The Daily Economist, a local newspaper, on December 22, 1903 provided the world with one of the first interviews with Orville and Wilber Wright after their successful heavier-than-air flight on December 17, 1903. The interview took place in the Arlington Hotel on Water Street.

The newspaper's editor, Richard Benbury Creecy (1814-1908) author of Grandfather Tales of North Carolina, was an advocate of all things that related to the Tar Heel State and local history. He was affectionately known as Colonel Creecy, an unofficial title conferred by his friends.
 
Erected by First Flight Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunications.
 
Location. 36° 17.976′ N, 76° 13.153′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker is on East Main Street just east of South Poindexter Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 E Main 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

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
this marker. A different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (about 400 feet away); Medal of Honor Awarded to: Franklin Douglas "Doug" Miller (about 500 feet away); Culpeper’s Rebellion (about 500 feet away); May Freedom Fly (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth City Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wright Brothers in the Albemarle (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 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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