Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Corolla Island Bridges
Since there was no public road to Corolla Island until 1984, access was a challenge. Visitors generally arrived by boat from the mainland or drove on the beach. The Knights and their servants traveled 33 miles down the sand from Virginia Beach, before crossing their bridge.
The restored surviving bridge, the main house, and the boathouse are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Text with upper photo: Aerial of Corolla Island. Photograph courtesy of Rex and Gilbert Henley.
Text with lower photo: Photograph of bridge in 1992 before restoration.
Erected by Whalehead Club Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Location. 36° 22.451′ N, 75° 49.988′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck Touch for map. Marker is within Whalehead Park, next to the bridge, about a 1/4 mile west from the entrance to the park. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterfowl Resting Area (a few steps from this marker); Duck Blinds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whalehead Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whalehead Club Restoration (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Nation's Defense (about 500 feet away); Boathouse (about 500 feet away); First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks (about 600 feet away); Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Categories. • 20th Century • Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.