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Outer Banks

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointKill Devil Hill (91 ft/28 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNorth Carolina (93%), Virginia (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area180 sq mi / 467 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent527 mi / 848 km North-South
1,289 mi / 2,074 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 29' N; 75° 29' W
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Map of Outer Banks
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Outer Banks.
Eastern Carolina PiedmontLevel 5 (Parent)
         Brushy MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Outer BanksLevel 6



Major Peaks of the Outer Banks

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Kill Devil Hill9128Outer Banks
2.Nags Head Woods9027Outer Banks
3.Hill Benchmark7824Outer Banks
4.Duck Benchmark72+22+Outer Banks
5.Jockeys Ridge6821Outer Banks
6.Three Dunes5918Outer Banks
7.Fort Macon State Park High Point5818Outer Banks
8.Hatteras Island High Point5617Outer Banks
9.Tar Hole Plains Dune4413Outer Banks
10.Luark Hill35+11+Outer Banks
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Outer Banks

Three Dunes
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Currituck County GIS indicates this spot in Three Dunes is the county high-point at 52 feet. That's 10 feet higher than what's left of Luark Hill. Contours are coded blue for 20 ft, red for 4 ft, and gold for 2 ft (2017-04-01). Photo by Tom Layton.
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