Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk
Known for the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio. First powered airplane flight in 1903.
Known for huge sand dunes visible from miles at sea.
Named after a civilized Croatan Indian.
Indigenous people inhabited the area 1500 years ago, fishing and collecting oysters and shellfish.
Is best known as the sight of the first attempted settlements of English Colonists in the new world,
including the settlers of the "Lost Colony".
Well known for the first all black man crew life-saving station.The keeper Richard Etheridge was considered the best surfman on the North Carolina coast in 1879.
Easternmost point of North Carolina.
Known as Cape Kenrick on colonial era maps.
Named during the American Civil War by a passing Union officer. Formally given to the town in 1901.
Historically known as Kinnakeet Village it was then renamed Avon in 1883. The Little Kinnakeet Life
Saving Station was among the first seven stations constructed on the North Carolina treacherous
Outer Banks in 1874.
Most famous for Cape Hatteras lighthouse protecting sailors from Cape Point where the Gulf Stream
and Labrador currents intersect. Waters off the Cape Point Coast are known as Diamond Shoals and
the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Previously known as Trent, but received the name Frisco in 1898. Home to the only airfield on the
Named by the Croatan Indians. Hatteras, an English rendition meaning "there is less vegetation".
Well known for the legends of Blackbeard, a pirate able to navigate the treacherous waters which provided him a hide out til his death in 1718.