Big Kill Devil Hill

Big Kill Devil Hill (HM6A1)

Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Dare County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 0.873', W 75° 40.226'

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26 Acres of Shifting Sand

Before construction of the memorial could begin, it would be necessary to stabilize the dune from which the Wright Brothers conducted their glider experiments. Twenty-five years of steady winds had moved Big Kill Devil Hill 450 feet southwest of its 1903 location. The U.S. Army Engineers, using exotic and native grasses and a covering of wood mold, succeeded in stabilizing the "shifting" dune. The Hill stands still now - supporting a monument to man's greatest dream.
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HM NumberHM6A1
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Placed ByU.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 439586 N 3985770
Decimal Degrees36.01455000, -75.67043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.873', W 75° 40.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 52.38" N, 75° 40' 13.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1495-1511 Wright Memorial, Kill Devil Hills NC 27948, US
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