Dooms, Virginia: Purple Cow HeadLarge, and purple. Towers above the neighboring trees on lofty sign posts. It's purpose is obscure.
- Purple Cow Rd, Dooms, VA
- I-64 exit 96. North around six miles, first through Waynesboro on Mt Torry Rd, which changes to US 340/Delphine Ave. and finally to East Side Hwy. On the northeast corner of East Side Hwy and Purple Cow Rd.
Visitor Tips and News About Purple Cow Head
We stopped by here on our way to Charlotte for a wedding. A photo op with a cow head colored purple was a perfect excuse to get off the highway for a bit.[Steve, 01/14/2013]
I helped my father build this fast food restaurant in 1964. He bought the entire cow statue from Monticello Dairy in Charlottsville because he knew it would be a good advertising tool and people would talk about it.
I remember flipping burgers there when I was in high school. We owned the 50 acre tract with the restaurant on the corner, and Dad built our house directly behind it. He sold the rest of the land off. In the late '60s I was in the Air Force and my parents moved the restaurant to a location downtown. My Dad always wanted to work for himself and this was his start.[Ted Simerson, 07/01/2011]
I have lived in Dooms all of my life. The Purple Cow began as a small fast food hamburger restaurant. I remember the hamburgers sold for .15 cents. Had many good times there.[Dwight, 02/27/2010]
Large purple cow sits atop an approximately 20 foot post. This purple cow has been there at least  years. There have been various businesses that have occupied the property.[Barbara, 12/17/2007]
Dean Jeffrey points out "the restaurant's postal address is in Waynesboro, but on a map, it's right smack in an unincorporated area called Dooms. Crimora is a few miles further north."