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Charleston, South Carolina: Bessie, Rotating Cow

Rotating here since 1959. Bessie has been ridden, had her tail torn off, and been shot with BBs. But she's always been repaired, and is lowered to the ground whenever the forecast calls for a hurricane.

975 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
At the St. Andrews shopping center. West of downtown, on the south side of US Hwy 17/Savannah Hwy, at the corner of Coburg Rd.
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Rotating Cow

Stopped by to see the Rotating Cow, only to find that she went into hibernation during hurricane season, which is from June 1st until Nov 30th (at least for this year). Plan accordingly if you would like to see the cow in rotating action.

[Benjamin Lee, 09/28/2019]

Egg nog season.

Rotating Cow

The cow was not rotating when we were there. The bottle of chocolate milk has now become a bottle of egg nog.

[Juls, 11/22/2013]

Cow and chocolate milk.

Rotating Cow

There's a parking lot right beside the cow, so it's easy to stop and snap a quick pic.

[Russ, 06/04/2011]

Milk bottle and cow.

Large Rotating Cow

The large "rotating" cow that was formerly accompanied by a large Chocolate milk carton is now in company of a large bottle of chocolate milk. While the container has been changed the cows broken tail has not been repaired.

[Phil Pasquini, 04/14/2009]
Large Rotating Cow

A large "rotating" bovine is the mascot of the Coburg Dairy. It stands (turns) on Hwy 17 South, in the St. Andrews shopping center. This icon has endured all manner of attention by local citizenry over the years.

[Larry Glass, 12/03/2006]

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