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Ashburn, Georgia: World's Largest Peanut

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Address:
Sylvia Drive, Ashburn, GA
Directions:
Visible from I-75 a half-mile south of exit 82 on the west side. To get up close, take exit 82, turn west, then quickly turn left (no stoplight) just after the Zaxby's onto Whittle Circle/Sylvia Drive. Drive a half-mile. Turn left on an unmarked road that leads to the Peanut.
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World's Largest Peanut.

World's Largest Peanut

The King of Giant Goobers ruled from its cylindrical brick perch along the interstate from 1975 until it was knocked down by a Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018. Rebuilt (in steel) and restored to its spot in June 2023. 17 feet tall.

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Ashburn Peanut.

World's Largest Peanut

We are working to restore the peanut [toppled and smashed in the 2018 storm]. I promise. It's currently at a body shop and the local technical school is working with them to get it repaired. We appreciate all the time and talent donated to the restoration; we still need funds to help. There is an Ashburn Peanut GoFundMe page for fans and supporters who would like to help us with the restoration.

Hope to have it back up and improved next summer, weather permitting.

[Ashley Miller, Turner County CofC, 06/07/2019]
World's Largest Peanut

The peanut is gone. It is now only a brick stump. Shards of the yellow sign are still on the ground, but the peanut is nowhere to be seen.

[Rachel Esser, 05/20/2019]

The peanut was toppled by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. City officials said at the time that they would repair the peanut or replace it with a new nut, but their silence since then has been ominous.

Peanut toppled in hurricane.

World's Largest Peanut - Down!

Stopped by on 10/20/18 on our way through Georgia. It appears that the recent hurricane has destroyed this cool roadside attraction.

[Courtney, 10/20/2018]

Peanut statue.

World's Largest Peanut

The World's Largest Peanut in Ashburn, Georgia has been knocked off its pedestal (crown and peanut) by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018. Let's hope it is restored to its rightful spot soon!

[Madison Harris, 10/14/2018]

Our view from the peanut gallery in happier times.


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