Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip

Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip (HM6VK)

Location: Corolla, NC 27927 Currituck County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 22.358', W 75° 50.016'

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When Ray T. Adams bought this estate for just $25,000 in 1940, he dreamed of opening a hunt club and selling parcels of land for real estate. He changed the name to the Whalehead Club and invited potential investors, politicians (including Dwight Eisenhower), and public figures (including boxing champion Jack Dempsey) to enjoy hunting on the property.

He built a landing strip on a man-made finger of land beginning in the sound (approximately where the red channel marker is today) and extending across the front lawn. Guests who traveled by airplane arrived at the front door of the house.

The pond that you see was dug in the late 1980s.

[Text with lower left photo:] Ray T. Adams, 1941.

[Text with middle photo:] Excavating the landing strip. Photograph courtesy of Gin Leinneweber

[Text with upper right photo:] Airplane on landing strip. Photograph courtesy of Gin Leinneweber
HM NumberHM6VK
Placed ByWhalehead Club Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 425223 N 4025602
Decimal Degrees36.37263333, -75.83360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 22.358', W 75° 50.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 22' 21.48" N, 75° 50' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1160-1210 Club Rd, Corolla NC 27927, US
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