How Kitty Hawk Was Named?

 
Having heard the Indian names and also knowing how thick the old island accent (now gone) was, CoastalGuide opts for the 'Chickahauk' version.


Others say that the local term for the ever-present dragonflies --"skeeter hawk" was further twisted by the island brogue to sound like "kitty hawk".

Kids, watching the numerous hawks, osprey, and other birds of prey, don't stretch their imaginations too much to envision a hawk that developed a fancy for..........

In any case, the name was established enough by the mid-1700's to be used on land deeds.





 

 

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