Nags Head

Early maps of the area show Nags Head as a promontory of land characterized by high sand dunesvisible from miles at sea. The origin of the town's name is obscure but it may have been named after Nag's Head Island, an island in the River Thames in England at Abingdon.[citation needed] Another possible source of the name and the  most popluar story was in reference to the lights the Pirates hung on mules' heads by "wreckers" who would lead ships to be shipwrecked near shore where the economically challenged could loot the ships of their valuables.

Around 1830,[3] Nags Head became known as a resort area, and so remains today. Jockey's Ridge is the last vestige of the sand dunes seen by the first explorers, as the area is now highly developed.

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$399,000
Nags Head, NC
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Hugh Willey
Sun Realty - KDH
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$484,500
Nags Head, NC
5
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4
baths
Listing courtesy of Lauren Rickard
Coldwell Banker-Seaside Realty
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$584,900
Nags Head, NC
5
beds
5
baths
Listing courtesy of John Leatherwood
Coldwell Banker-Seaside Realty
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$170,000
Kill Devil Hills, NC
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Richard Drumm
Outer Banks Blue Realty Srvcs.
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$415,000
Nags Head, NC
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Jim Soles
Soles Realty OBX
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