Profile of the Town
Kill Devil Hills is located in Dare County on Bodie Island on the coast of eastern North Carolina. Bodie Island is no longer an actual island, but a peninsula connected north of the North Carolina-Virginia state line. We are approximately 200 miles east of Raleigh, the state capitol, and 90 miles south of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia - the closest large metropolitan area. The county is named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first-born child of English parents in the New World. This area contains much of what is known as North Carolina's "Outer Banks" resort and vacation region and is host to such attractions as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore
, the North Carolina Aquarium
, the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
, the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
, and the Wright Brothers National Monument.
We are proud to be the location of Orville and Wilbur Wright's glider experiments in the years prior to their first successful heavier-than-air powered flight on December 17, 1903. The park and museum at the Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates their unmatched contributions to world history.
The Town of Kill Devil Hills is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens and property owners by providing the maximum level of service in the most effective and efficient manner while exercising sound fiscal responsibility. We value: citizen participation, honesty and integrity, unity and teamwork, fairness and equity and our unique natural environment. Our desire is for Kill Devil Hills to be recognized as a wonderful place to live, where our citizens receive high quality services, our employees work in an atmosphere of respect and support and our leadership stimulates cooperation and innovation in our community.