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Edneyville, North Carolina: Old Pioneer Statue

A bearded pioneer giant, pointing skyward.

Old Clear Creek Rd, Edneyville, NC
I-26 exit 49A. Drive north on Hwy 64. Immediately after you pass N. Henderson High School, turn left onto Fruitland Rd. Drive north to Fruitland, where Fruitland Rd turns into Old Clear Creek Rd. The statue is on the right after a mile or so, just before Frog and Fern Rd.
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Pioneer statue.

Old Pioneer statue

This guy has a fresh coat of paint and is looking great! It's on private property, but owner said pulling into the driveway for photos is totally fine and they're much friendlier to visitors than the ranch up the street. She had no real explanation for him other than he was a gift!

[Beena, 06/26/2020]

Pioneer giant.

Old Prospector

I was on my way to Bub Hyder's farm when I spotted a Muffler Man-sized prospector statue up against a barn-like structure. It seemed to be the only object on the property, I didn't see any owner around so I couldn't get the backstory. This statue looks like a grizzled old prospector who has just found gold.

[Dean Acquaviva, 03/21/2020]

Several of these bearded Pioneer Giant statues are still around. They're not related to the Muffler Men except in size.

Prospector Statue.

Old Pioneer Statue

This statue is located next to a farm building off Old Clear Creek Road in Edneyville, NC.

[Todd K, 06/03/2005]

We call him a Pioneer Giant -- a few have been reported in Hillsborough, Roanoke Rapids and Lexington, NC. Not of Muffler Man lineage.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Puncheon Camp Creek RanchPuncheon Camp Creek Ranch, Edneyville, NC - < 1 mi.
John Deere Tractor On a SiloJohn Deere Tractor On a Silo, Hendersonville, NC - 3 mi.
Harry's Grill and Piggy's IceHarry's Grill and Piggy's Ice, Hendersonville, NC - 7 mi.
In the region:
Bigfoot Statue, Cataloochee, NC - 41 mi.

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