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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."

1010 Little Apple Dr., Thaxton, VA
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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