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Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kill Devil Hills

United States Life Saving Station

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 23, 2015
1. Kill Devil Hills Marker
Inscription. The Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station was built in 1878, one of 11 stations erected along the Outer Banks at the turn of the century. At that time, the lifesaving service relied on members of the local community to bravely respond to the frequent shipwrecks along these sandy barrier islands.

The station gained further historical significance because of its association with the Wright Brothers and man's first flight. The station was located one mile from the Wright Brothers camp and the surfmen--A.D. Etheridge, W.C. Brinkley and W.S. Dough--assisited Orville and Wilbur and were witnesses to their first successful flight. A fourth surfman, John T. Daniels snapped the photograph which documented this historic flight. It was later awarded the tiele "The Photograpgh of the 20th century".

The Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station was moved to this location in May 1986. The move and all restoration was achieved with private funds by Twiddy & Company.
 
Erected by Twiddy & Company.
 
Location. 36° 22.728′ N, 75° 49.815′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is at the intersection of Corolla Boulevard (State Highway 12) and Schoolhouse Lane, on the left when traveling
Kill Devil Hills US Life Saving Station marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 23, 2015
2. Kill Devil Hills US Life Saving Station marker
north on Corolla Boulevard. Touch for map. 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. Corolla Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corolla Historic Village (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Corolla Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); Corolla Chapel (about 700 feet away); Boats And Blinds (about 800 feet away); Currituck Beach Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to a Wetland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boathouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Kill Devil Hills US Life Saving Station image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 23, 2015
3. Kill Devil Hills US Life Saving Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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