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Kill Devil Hillstown on N Bodie Island, E Dare County. Inc. 1953. There are numerous legends concerning the origin of the name, but among the earliest was one recorded in 1728 by William Byrd of Virginia. He reported that rum consumed in that part of Carolina was shipped from New England and was of such strength that a saying arose: "That thar rum is powerful enough to kill the devil." Alt. 11.
Kill Devil Hills Coast Guard Stationon N Bodie Island in E Dare County. First est. as a life-saving station in 1878-79. Life-saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service joined to form U.S. Coast Guard in 1915.
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