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Giant Nut Statues

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Giant Peanut
Ashburn, GA

The Giant Peanut was erected in 1975. It is 10 feet tall and mounted on a 15 foot tall brick column. The crown proclaims "1st in Peanuts". Peanuts are Georgia's main crop and Ashburn is home to the world's largest peanut processing plant. The peanut is lit at night and is right next to I-75. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Golden Peanut
Dothan, AL
Gold Peanut
Dothan, AL
Peanut Monument
Blakely, GA

Dothan is considered the peanut capital of the world and hosts the annual National Peanut Festival. There are two Gold Peanuts in town. The Golden Peanut was installed next to the Dothan Visitors Center in 1993. It was created by local artists, Larry and Ronald Godwin, who also created the Giant Rooster in Brundidge, AL. [map]

The other Gold Peanut is located at the CB&T Bank. [map]

There were also more than 60 four foot tall brightly painted peanut statues scattered around Dothan. They were installed in about 2001 as the "Peanuts Around Town" art project. I don't know if any of them still survive.

Blakely's Peanut Monument is eight feet tall and carved from stone. It was installed in 1954 in front of the Early County Courthouse. [map]

Giant Peanut
Durant, OK
Giant Peanut
Pearsall, TX
Giant Peanut
Pelion, SC

The Peanut in Durant was installed in front of City Hall in 1974. The aluminum peanut is three feet long. The monument contains a time capsule with historic artifacts to be opened in 2023. [map]

The Peanut monument in Pearsall was dedicated in 1973. These photos are from 2008. In 2011, the peanut was restored and installed on a new base. It was moved to the entrance of a new H-E-B supermarket. [map]

The Peanut in Pelion is installed next to a Citgo gas station. Pelion hosts an annual Peanut Party in celebration of the boiled peanut. [map]

Giant Peanut
Floresville, TX
Jimmy Carter Peanut
Plains, GA

The Floresville Peanut is about six feet tall and was created in 1970. It is installed in front of the Wilson County Courthouse. For more, see this website. [map]

The Jimmy Carter Peanut is 13 feet tall and was constructed in 1976. The smiling peanut was produced in Indiana for President Carter's presidential campaign visit to Evanston, IN. After the visit, it was brought to Plains, GA which is Carter's birthplace and home. It is installed in front of the Davis E-Z Shop, a gas station/convenience store. For more, see this website. [map]

Great American Peanut Tour
Tifton, GA (now Dothan, AL)

This 32 feet long peanut was built for the Great American Peanut Tour. The interactive educational exhibit is mounted on a trailer. It was built in 2006 by the National Peanut Board. When it's not traveling, the vehicle was stationed at the Agrirama, an agricultural museum which focuses on peanuts, the main local crop. I believe it is now located at the National Peanut Board in Dothan. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Peanut Statues:
Cottonwood, AL
Bluffton, SC
Planters Nutmobile

For Planters Peanut stores, see this page.

Giant Pistachio
Alamogordo, NM
Giant Pecan
Seguin, TX

This Giant Pistachio was installed in front of McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch in 2008. It is 30 feet tall. [map]

This Giant Pecan was installed in 1962. It measures about five feet long by two feet tall. It was considered the world's largest pecan until the Brunswick Pecan, described below, was built. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Mobile Pecan
Seguin, TX

The Giant Mobile Pecan was installed in front of in front of the Pape Pecan House. The pecan was built in 2002 and is 10 feet long by five feet tall. These photos are from 2011. Later that year, John Pape built an even bigger pecan. Around 2016, this Giant Mobile Pecan was moved to the store's new location. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Giant Pecan
Brunswick, MO

The Giant Pecan is twelve feet long and seven feet in diameter. It was built from concrete in 1982 and was installed in front of James Pecan Farms' Nut Hut. The business appeared to be closed when these photos were taken in 2010. In 2013, the Pecan moved downtown next to City Hall. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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