callout

Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records


The Kitty Hawk Company was formed in 1929 with the chief purpose of constructing a toll bridge over the Currituck Sound from Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk, to collect tolls, and to develop land in the Kitty Hawk beach area. This included selling lots, building roads, and providing necessary infrastructure to the development. On 7 July 1930, the Wright Memorial Bridge Company was formed with the same purposes as the Kitty Hawk Company. This collection includes a notebook of meeting minutes of the Wright Memorial Bridge Company and the Kitty Hawk Company, as well as stock certificates, financial records, and correspondence.

Title

Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records

Collection Number

PC.5013

Date(s)

1929-1958

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.24
Abstract

The Kitty Hawk Company was formed in 1929 with the chief purpose of constructing a toll bridge over the Currituck Sound from Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk, to collect tolls, and to develop land in the Kitty Hawk beach area. This included selling lots, building roads, and providing necessary infrastructure to the development. On 7 July 1930, the Wright Memorial Bridge Company was formed with the same purposes as the Kitty Hawk Company. This collection includes a notebook of meeting minutes of the Wright Memorial Bridge Company and the Kitty Hawk Company, as well as stock certificates, financial records, and correspondence.

Physical Location

2F2

Creator

Stokes, Betty

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


This collection is arranged into two series: meeting minutes and company records.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Sarah Downing. Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August 2009.


The Kitty Hawk Company was formed in 1929 with the chief purposes of constructing a toll bridge over the Currituck Sound from Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to collect tolls and developing land in the Kitty Hawk Beach area. This included selling lots, building roads, and providing necessary infrastructure to the development. The original directors were R. Bruce Etheridge, W. G. Gaither, W. O. Saunders, L. C. Blades, Charles W. Harrison, T. S. White, D. M. Warren, and D. W. Bagley. On 7 July 1930, the Wright Memorial Bridge Company was formed with the same purposes as the Kitty Hawk Company. It was founded by W. G. Gaither, L. C. Blades and W. L. Jones. The company ceased operations after the state took over the function of collecting tolls on Wright Memorial Bridge.


[Identification of item], PC.5013, Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Donated by Betty Stokes


This collection includes a notebook with meeting minutes for both the Kitty Hawk Company and the Wright Memorial Bridge Company. Certificates of incorporation, as well as bylaws and amendments, are included for both companies. Additionally, a folder containing stock certificates, financial records, and correspondence is included. The majority of the correspondence dates from the 1950s after the company went defunct and relates to the investigation into land that may have still belonged to the company.


  • Wright Memorial Bridge Company
  • Kitty Hawk Company (Kitty Hawk, N.C.)
  • Bridges--North Carolina--Outer Banks--History

Item: 1:2.1  
Meeting Minutes
1929-1935

Folder: 1:3.1  
Company Records
1929-1958