Big Kill Devil Hill

Big Kill Devil Hill (HM25QM)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.991', W 75° 40.097'

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

When the Wright brothers were here, Big Kill Devil Hill—the hill in front of you—was a massive sand dune. Thousands of times, the brothers trekked up this and three nearby dunes to conduct glider experiments.

Climbing the hill was strenuous. Deep, soft sand caused every step up the slope to slip part-way back down. The Wrights were also burdened with carrying their heavy gliders up the hill for each flight. Their tireless efforts paid off as they mastered their flying skills and refined their flight controls.
HM NumberHM25QM
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439781 N 3985986
Decimal Degrees36.01651667, -75.66828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.991', W 75° 40.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 59.46" N, 75° 40' 5.8200000000001" W
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Area Code(s)252
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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