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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$425,000
Nags Head, NC
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Daniel Fenyak
Outer Banks Blue Realty Srvcs.
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$589,000
Nags Head, NC
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Brian Brumfield
Brumfield Realty & Constructio
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Featured picture for the property 102933
$1,295,000
Nags Head, NC
6
beds
8
baths
Listing courtesy of Sumit Gupta
SAGA Realty & Construction
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$458,000
Nags Head, NC
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Jim Morris
Resort Realty - NH
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Featured picture for the property 102929
$825,000
Nags Head, NC
4
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Rob Ladd
Twiddy & Co. - Duck
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Outer Banks listings last updated Dec 12, 2018 3:52:am.

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