Jackson, Ohio: Apple Water Tower

Since 1937, Jackson has conducted an annual Apple Festival. The municipal water tower was modified to resemble an enormous red apple, complete with stem.

Address:
Church St., Jackson, OH
Directions:
In town, at Church St. and Water St.
Hours:
Festival - late Sept. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Apple water tower.

Apple Water Tower

For a good view of the water tower, park at post office.

[Carl, 06/19/2016]

Apple water tower.

Apple Water Tower

Jackson's bright red apple water tower is a very visible fixture in the town.

[signmanjoe, 06/08/2016]

While we often ignore conventionally-shaped water towers with desperate paint jobs, the stem at the top of the "apple" helps this qualify.

Apple water tower.

Apple Painted Water Tower

Very cute water tower is painted to look like an apple.

[Patricia M, 10/19/2012]

Not custom apple-shaped, but the stem was added and the painted green leaves and red apple skin enhance the effect on what would have been an unremarkable water tower. Cartoonist Brian Barnett was inspired by the water tower, among other things, when he created his comic strip about small towns, "The Apple Tower," in 2009.

Apple Water Tower

A couple of weekends ago, while out looking at property with my wife and two boys, we got sidetracked (okay, lost) and ended up in Jackson, Ohio. As we approached the main part of the town we all noticed an odd looking water tower. As it turns out, the water tower was shaped and painted like a nice red apple, complete with a stem that pops out of the top. The tower was done up that way for the annual Apple Festival in Jackson.

It was a nice surprise after being cooped up in the van for several hours.

[Paul Erwin, 04/09/2011]

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