Kitty Hawk Essential Info

Overview

Kitty Hawk is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Kitty Hawk offers year-round residents and visitors alike a unique and relaxing environment. The Town consists of a thriving Village that has been around for generations, a newer beach community of residential cottages, and a maritime forest called Kitty Hawk Woods. The Woods feature a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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  1. Kitty Hawk is credited as the home of the Wright Brother's first flight, but it was simply telegraphed from the town via the Kitty Hawk Weather Station. The first flight actually took place in neighboring Kill Devil Hills, which was not a "town" at the time, but was officially incorporated about 50 years later.
  2. The Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve encompasses 1,824 acres of maritime deciduous swamp, forest, and marsh. Of this area, the Town of Kitty Hawk owns 461 undeveloped acres.
  3. Kitty Hawk has a year-round population of more than 3,200 residents. This number skyrockets in the summer months to 40,000 visitors or more.
  4. In 2005, Kitty Hawk got a sister city, Coulaines in Pays de la Loire, France.
  5. Kitty Hawk was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk.

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