• Though occupied for several centuries, Kill Devil Hills became an official town in 1953 when it received its municipal charter
  • Kill Devil Hills is just 5.5 square miles in area, .04 of which is water
  • The town has an average elevation of just 7' feet above sea level
  • Kill Devil Hills is one of the most populated Outer Banks towns with more than 6,700 year-round residents. In the summer months, this population swells to 40,000 or more.
  • Kill Devil Hills borders the Atlantic to the east and the Albemarle Sound to the west
  • The town is also bordered to the west by Colington, a "town within a town" which has primarily year-round residential homes.
  • Nags Head is located south of Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk is located to the north. The borders between these three towns are almost invisible, as the towns blend into each other with no pause between businesses or residential communities.
  • The majority of chain stores and businesses are found along the 4-lane Beach Bypass, or US Highway 158, which runs through the length of the town.
  • The Beach Road, or NC Highway 12, is the other main route through Kill Devil Hills. It's found along the oceanfront and is also known as Virginia Dare Trail.
  • Kill Devil Hills is most famous as being the "Birthplace of Flight," as the tall soundside dunes are where the Wright Brothers first launched their 1903 glider.
  • While other beach towns "close up shop" for the winter months, Kill Devil Hill's businesses generally stay open year-round to cater to tourists and locals alike.


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Henry's Restaurant
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