Outer Banks History

The Outer Banks has much to offer the 40,800 residents in Dare & Currituck Counties, and Ocracoke Island as well as the 7 million visitors which visit our area each year. We are America's Birthplace, home to four distinct lighthouses, the site of the Wright Brothers' first flight, the largest sand dunes on the East Coast - Jockeys Ridge State Park, the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the new Roanoke Island Festival Park, and a host of family activities including hang gliding, bird watching, museums, art galleries, drama, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing, and more!

Read About Our Area's History:

One of the qualities that we are so proud of in our area is history. In an attempt to share that heritage with you, we offer the following Outer Banks History section. Whether you are preparing a school report, are planning a vacation to our area, thinking of relocating your family or business to our community, or just interested in our community, we hope that you'll enjoy this section.


 Photo Courtesy of the National Park Service 

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