Situated on the Atlantic Flyway, Duck was given its name by the first postmaster, Lloyd Toler, who operated a tiny store in the community. While Duck is the Outer Banks' newest town, officially established in 2002, it has a long and interesting history, one that has always focused on fishing. Duck was once a quiet little village, with both able-bodied men and women actively engaged in maritime activities. Located on a narrow strip of land between Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, the town has a thriving commercial district, and visitors enjoy the boardwalk along the sound, six miles of pristine beaches, and a town park. Duck showcases the evolution of this community, from a small fishing village to a popular resort destination on the North Carolina coast.
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