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Kill Devil Hills is the Outer Banks oldest township. It was established in 1952. History tells us that the Wright Brothers made their famous flight from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But the actual location is what is now known as Kill Devil Hills. The town was named after the sand dune Kill Devil Hill. Before modern tourism took over the Outer Banks, it was characterized as a series of sand mountains. Some of these were over 100 feet high. Kill Devil Hill was one of the largest of the dunes. No one knows for sure how the place came to be named Kill Devil Hill. Popular rumor has it that is was named for a brand of rum (Kill Devil Rum) that was found washed ashore in colonial North Carolina. I personally like this story and accept it. Stories of rum and pirates just seem to go together with the history of the Outer Banks..
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