Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Ten things to know about Kitty Hawk

  1. Was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk.
  2. Kitty Hawk became famous after the Wright Brothers first flight on December 17, 1903.
  3. The Wright Brothers sent a telegram from the Weather Bureau in Kitty Hawk of their successful first flight.
  4. Kitty Hawk is located at 36*4’37”N75*42’17”W
  5. Kitty Hawk is 8.23 miles
  6. In the 2010 census the population of Kitty Hawk was 3,272
  7. Kitty Hawk was incorporated in 1981.
  8. The Kitty Hawk Life-Saving Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  9. The USS Kitty Hawk (APV-1/AKV-1) formerly the SS Seatrain New York was built in 1932, she was acquired by the United States Navy on June 25, 1941 and renamed Kitty Hawk on July 8, 1941. The supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV63) was commissioned on April 21, 1961 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
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