Thaxton, Virginia: Giant Apple on a Stick

An early example of fiberglass maestro Mark Cline's work, a big fruit that has beguiled passing drivers since the late 1980s. Now lettered "The Little Apple."
Address:
1010 Little Apple Dr., Thaxton, VA
Directions:
Outside the Thaxton Market, on the north side of US 460/Lynchburg Salem Tpke. I-81 exit 150A. Drive east on US 220 for five miles, until it ends. At the stoplight, turn left onto US 460. Drive 16.5 miles; the apple will be on the left. Or, from Bedford, drive 4.5 miles west on US 460 from its junction with US 221 on the west side of town.
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The Little Apple.

Giant Apple on a Stick

On Rt. 460 about 5 miles south of town, at the intersection of 460 and 831, there is a giant apple on a stick that has the words "The Little Apple" on it. It is on the southbound side.

Also, 2 miles further north on the northbound side of 460 are two rhino statues in front of the Bethel Lighthouse Church.

[Glenn Stafford, 04/09/2000]

December 2007: Photo added. Dean Jeffrey adds: "'The Little Apple' is at the Thaxton Market (which, technically, I guess, is in Thaxton, VA and not Bedford.). The apple is one of Mark Cline's creations."

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