Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The History of the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks has a rich history and has been the source invention and innovation for many years now. Carolina Designs Realty & Vacation Rentals has put together the history of the Outer Banks in order to expand the knowledge of this island to the wider world. Defined as barrier islands, these sit just off the coast of North Carolina. It’s a popular holiday destination, due to its beautiful beaches, state parks and not forgetting home to many shipwreck diving sites. With a 200-mile stretch, the Outer Banks have hundreds of shipwrecks that give it’s surrounding seas the nickname - Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Wright brother’s first flight took off from here on December 17, 1903, and has since had a monument erected of the brothers to commemorate their achievements. 

Outer Banks has quite the colorful history, but not everyone knows much about the island and what it has seen over the years, whether it be entertaining feared pirates like Blackbeard by throwing parties to the first moments where the human race took to the sky. With a population now of 57,755 residents, this island sees over 5 million visitors each year. It’s also hosted a considerable amount of weddings on the island too! There is so much that needs to be learned when it comes to this wonderful piece of land. 

The below infographic gives an extensive and detailed history of the Outer Banks, so enjoy learning all about this wonderful island. You’ll likely find a lot of the below surprising, as it’s quite significant to the rest of the world.
Infographic Design By Carolina Designs Realty & Vacation Rentals