Cornelia, Georgia: The Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis
Loudermilk Boarding House Museum
- 271 Foreacre St., Cornelia, GA
- Loudermilk Boarding House Museum. I-85 exit 149. Drive north 19 miles on US Hwy 441. In Baldwin turn right at the light (Shell station) onto Hwy 105. This becomes Main St. in Cornelia. At the second light go straight, then at the next block turn right onto Foreacre St. The house is two blocks on the left, across from the Methodist Church.
- F-Sa 10-4 (Apr-Nov) or by appt. (Call to verify)
- Adults $10.
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Joni Mabe's gallery/shrine/museum has over 30,000 items, including the Elvis Wart, removed from The King's right wrist in 1958. Unpretentious and fun, and Joni is the perfect tour guide. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/17/2013]
Visitor Tips and News About The Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis
One of the 30,000 Elvis items in Joni Mabe's Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis on display at the Loudermilk Boarding House Museum. Removed from his right wrist in 1958.[Joni, 08/22/2001]
The wart is kept in a jar of formaldehyde. Joni sells t-shirts proclaiming, "The King is Gone, But the Wart Lives On." She also has a toenail that possibly belonged to Elvis, which she plucked out of a carpet on a visit to Graceland.
The Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, featuring Joni Mabe's Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything ELVIS, holds over 30,000 Elvis items which toured the world for 14 years before being installed permanently in Cornelia. Gift shop, history gallery and on display in the rotating exhibition hall -- Selections from "The Legends of Country Music."[Joni Mabe, 07/04/2001]
Shannon Shepherd's Jan 1997 El Dorado tip hints that "an Elvis Museum somewhere in the carolinas -- features a mysterious toenail found in the carpet at Graceland just after it opened."
The last time I saw the elusive "Elvis Toenail" was 5 or 6 years ago as part of Joni Mabe's travelling Elvis Shrine. It's mentioned, along with Elvis' wart, in her book.[Steve Close, 02/20/2001]