Gainesville, Georgia: Chicken Monument and Poultry Capital of the World

Gainesville revolutionized the way that we kill chickens, and honors it with a tall monument topped by a life-size chicken, safely out of reach at the top of a pillar.

Grove St., Gainesville, GA
Monument is at corner of Jesse Jewell Pkwy and Grove St. downtown.
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Chicken Monument.

Chicken Monument and Poultry Capital of the World

Very interesting stop! Limited parking -- had to park at the hotel across the street. Never thought that there'd be a Chicken Capital of the World! Plaques around the monolith provide information on how Gainesville, Georgia revolutionized the poultry industry.

[Kourtney, 08/26/2019]

Chicken Monument.

Chicken Monument and Poultry Capital of the World

The most majestic chicken in all the land.

[A. B., 07/20/2016]

Chicken monument.

Chicken Monument and Capital of the World

It's a tiny chicken on a huge monolith!

[Anna G., 10/13/2013]

Poultry Park Monument.

Chicken Statue

In the center of town in Gainesville, GA stands small park and a statue of a chicken, commemorating Gainesville's status as "Chicken Capital of the World." The street in front of the statue is Jesse Jewell Pkwy. named after the man who revolutionized the poultry industry by utilizing assembly line techniques. Across the street is a locomotive and rail car from the old Gainesville Midland railroad.

[Wayne DeLong, 06/14/2005]
Chicken Monument

Gainesville, GA is the (self-proclaimed?) Chicken Capital Of The World. In town there is a tall obelisk topped with a statue of a chicken (or rooster). It is also noteworthy that it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork in the town of Gainesville.

[Daniel L. Jones, 01/07/2001]

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