Have you ever wondered where the town of Kill Devil Hills name originated? Among some of the more amusing legends, one suggests pirates indulging in some moonshine on the beach, thought that the drink was “strong enough to kill the devil.” Another version includes the townâ€™s name originating from the brand of rum that was remnants of a shipwreck that washed ashore.Â
There are more legends, depending where you get your information, but the beauty and history of Kill Devil Hills is what has truly put this Outer Banks coastal town on the map.
Facts about the town of Kill Devil Hills, NC
1. Within the original town limits a few miles north of its current location, is home to the first powered air flights of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Kill Devil Hills is also the location of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, commemorating the brothers and their triumphent flights.
2. It is the largest municipality in Dare County, with a year-round population of about 6,800 people. -Source: Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
3. Kill Devil Hills is home to miles of beautiful, undeveloped beaches, perfect for an Outer Banks family vacation.