Giant Nut Statues

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Giant Peanut
Ashburn, GA
This fiberglass Giant Peanut was erected in 1975. It was 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. These photos are from 2007. In 2018, the peanut and crown were toppled by Hurricane Michael and put in storage. In 2023, the peanut was restored with a sheet metal version. It is lit at night with LED lights. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Golden Peanut
Dothan, AL
Gold Peanut [gone]
Dothan, AL
Dothan is considered the peanut capital of the world and hosts the annual National Peanut Festival. There were two Gold Peanuts in town. The Golden Peanut next to the Dothan Visitors Center was installed 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 was located at the CB&T Bank. Around 2018, a new bank moved into the building and built a new sign. That peanut appears to be gone.

Giant Peanuts
Dothan, AL
More than 60 four-foot-tall fiberglass peanut statues are located in Dothan. The original statues were installed in 2001 as part of "Peanuts on Parade." More were installed later as part of the "Peanuts Around Town" art project. They are still being produced by Replica Plastics. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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

Giant Peanut
Durant, OK
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 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
Pearsall, TX
This Peanut monument was dedicated in 1973. 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]

Giant Peanut
Cottonwood, AL
Giant Peanut
Floresville, TX
Jimmy Carter Peanut
Plains, GA
The Giant Peanut in Cottonwood is installed in front of the Alabama Welcome Center. It is about three feet tall and was installed around 2010. [map]

The Giant Peanut in Floresville 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)
2007: 2019:
This 32-foot-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. It was later located at the National Peanut Board in Dothan. The truck is gone now but the giant peanut is displayed by itself at the museum entrance. For more, see this website.

More Peanut Statues:
Peanut Drop (Dothan, AL)
Hardeeville, SC
Seattle, WA
Planters Nutmobile: 1, 2

For Planters Peanut stores, see this page.

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

Giant Pecan
Seguin, TX
Giant Pecan
Seguin, TX
This Giant Pecan shown on the left above 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]

In 2011, John Pape built this Giant Pecan shown on the far right above. At just over 16 feet long, it is the world's largest pecan. It is installed under a canopy in front of the Texas Agricultural and Heritage Center. [map]

Giant Mobile Pecan
Seguin, TX
The Giant Mobile Pecan is installed in front of the Pape Pecan House. The pecan was built in 2002 and is 10 feet long by five feet tall. It is used in local parades and events. Around 2016, this 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]

More Nuts:
Pike Place Nuts: Cashew, Peanut (Seattle, WA)