Columbus, Georgia: Kadie the Cow

This "Cowlossus of Roads" has stood here since 1967. Threatened with eviction when the property changed hands, Kadie was given permanent residency by the city in May 2019.

Address:
2925 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA
Directions:
Just northeast of the intersection of Hwy 411 and Hwy 85/US 27, on a hill.
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Kadie at Kinnett Dairies

Kadie the Cow

Kadie the Cow, bovine behemoth, has been granted permanent residency on her grass patch by the city of Columbus. Alarms were raised in January 2019 when the current property owner, a Best Buy store, announced that it was leaving. Would Kadie -- who's stood on that spot since 1967, when the land belonged to the Kinnett Dairy (KD, get it?) -- be leaving, too? The city council ruled that Kadie was now so old that she qualified as a historical landmark, and gave her and her surrounding lawn the protection of a permanent easement (Kadie's sidekick calf was not so fortunate; it disappeared several years ago).

According to a story in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, city council members hope that some civic organization, such as a local Boy Scout troop, would volunteer to give Kadie a regular bath.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/15/2019]

Cow statue.

Kadie the Cow

Calf is gone. Just a concrete base where it was. But cow is still there.

[Ed, 08/17/2015]
Kadie the Cow's sidekick named in Best Buy contest

In Columbus, Georgia, the little calf that magically appeared next to Kadie the Cow last year has been named "Bebe." Both cow statues stand in front of the Columbus Best Buy store, sponsor of the contest. Kadie is named after Kinnett Dairy, which stood on the property for decades....

[09/06/2004] Complete News Story

Kadie the Cow

Although the old building that housed the dairy was torn down, Kadie the Cow was put back in place. She now stands in front of the Best Buy store on Manchester Expressway. She looks as though she has been cleaned up quiet a bit but that is only personal speculation. I was glad to see her returned to view -- she was a major landmark from my childhood memories.

[Kelly Janney, 03/19/2004]
Kadie the Cow

Kadie, or Katie (I suspect "Kadie", since she's in front of Kinnett Dairy), in Columbus, Georgia, faces an uncertain future, according to local residents. The Kinnett Dairy has been purchased by a "German Company", and no one knows what will become of the cow.

She is, as suspected, identical to the Wisconsin cows, bearing a "Sculptured Advertising, Sparta, Wisc." plate and a serial number of 105, making her slightly older than her sister Bessie (100) and slightly younger than Chatty Belle (109).

[Craig Thom, 06/03/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Burger King Train StationBurger King Train Station, Columbus, GA - < 1 mi.
Lunch Box MuseumLunch Box Museum, Columbus, GA - 2 mi.
Coca Cola Inventor's GraveCoca Cola Inventor's Grave, Columbus, GA - 3 mi.
In the region:
Playhouse Grave of Little Nadine Earles, Lanett, AL - 29 mi.

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