Glen, West Virginia: Marker: Original Golden Delicious Apple Tree

The famous fruit-bearing tree is gone, but a historical sign remains.

3207 Bomont Rd, Glen, WV
Rough road; be careful. On the west side of Queen Rd -- which is also known as Bomont Rd and Porter Creek Rd -- either 1.5 miles north of the hamlet of Glen, or three miles south of the hamlet of Bomont.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Marker: Original Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Historical marker.

Marker: Original Golden Delicious Apple Tree

The historical marker at the original site. The correct address is 3207 Bomont Road, Bomont, West Virginia. Bring a Jeep or other off-road vehicle, as the road is a tank trail in spots.

[Jody High, 07/28/2020]
First Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Lizemore is in Clay, which is where I've lived my entire life. It is true that the first Golden Delicious Apple was created in this small town. The site of the first actual tree can still be found, with a little help. Most people just settle for the Clay County Golden Delicious Apple Festival, which has its own website, that celebrates the beginning of the unique apple itself.

[Clayberry, 05/22/2009]
Original Golden Delicious Apple Tree

I was lost near Clendenin, WV looking for house to visit (I'm in real estate) when I came upon a sign stating that this was the site of the 1st Golden Delicious Apple Tree. It is not a state sign, however it must have been very costly to make. It says something about a guy cross-breeding fruit trees and making the 1st G.D Apple.

[James Vance, 10/13/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Indian Head RockIndian Head Rock, Cotton Hill, WV - 20 mi.
Mystery HoleMystery Hole, Ansted, WV - 21 mi.
Grave of Stonewall Jackson's MomGrave of Stonewall Jackson's Mom, Ansted, WV - 20 mi.
In the region:
Mortality: Tunnel Death Statue, Beckley, WV - 42 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

January 16, 2021

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

West Virginia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Monument of States, Kissimmee, Florida (Jan 11-17, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now