Kitty Hawk


Kitty Hawk
< ? Algonquian language
village on the Outer Banks of N.C., near where the first controlled & sustained airplane flight was made by Orville & Wilbur Wright in 1903

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 town, Dare county, northeastern North Carolina, U.S. It lies on Bodie Island, a narrow sand barrier (one of the Outer Banks) facing the Atlantic Ocean opposite Albemarle Sound. Immediately south at Kill Devil Hills is Wright Brothers National Memorial (1927; see photograph—>), commemorating the flight there of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Wright, Wilbur and Orville) on December 17, 1903, the first powered airplane flight in the United States (see photograph). The name Kitty Hawk is probably derived from a Native American (Algonquian (Algonquian languages)) name recorded on maps of the early 1700s as Chickahauk; its meaning is uncertain.

      The town's economy is based on tourism. Kitty Hawk was the site of one of the seven original U.S. Coast Guard lifesaving stations built on the Outer Banks (1874). Jockey's Ridge State Park is just south of Kill Devil Hills. Pop. (l990) 1,937; (2000) 2,991.

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