Gaffney, South Carolina: Peachoid Water Tower

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Address:
Peachoid Rd., Gaffney, SC
Directions:
North side of I-85 between exits 90 and 92; a service road runs between the two exits. A small parking lot and is at the base.
Phone:
864-488-8800
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The Peachoid. Peachoid Water Tower
This giant watersphere is shaped and painted to look like a peach -- but some still think that it resembles a big butt. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Peachoid water tower. Peachoid Water Tower

The one million gallon peach.

[Leonard J. DeFrancisci, 12/23/2013]

Voted "Steel Tank of the Year" in 1981, the Peachoid has been scrupulously maintained by its fruit-happy town.

Peachoid Water Tower

From the south it looks like a delicious peach. We couldn't figure out why people called it "the butt in the sky." Then we went around to the other side, which quickly replaced that mystery with another: what led this town to build something that looks like a giant butt in the sky?

[Robert Levy, 05/27/2012]
Peachoid Water Tower

The Peachoid Water Tower is also known throughout the region as "The Peach-Butt," and is used as a common reference point for interstate travelers.

[Yankee John, 08/08/2010]
Peachoid looms behind Fatz. Peachoid - A Different Viewpoint

This photo was taken on Thursday, April 11, 2002, (obviously) of the Gaffney, South Carolina peach/water tower. A branch of the Fatz Cafe restaurant chain has been built right in its shadow. Personally I'm torn between disappointment that the pristine view of the peach has been disrupted, and the thrill of eating really good garlic bread while I look at it.

[Nate Etheridge, 04/21/2002]

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