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Creedmoor, Texas: World's Largest Shovel

Towering shovel was built of recycled materials: the blade was once a dumpster, the handle a utility pole. Also, incidentally, the world's largest. 41 feet high, weighs 5,000 pounds. Sometime missing when it's at a local fair.

Garden-Ville

Address:
3606 FM1327, Creedmoor, TX
Directions:
Garden-Ville. On the north side of FM1327, just west of the Dollar general and just east of the landfill.
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World's Largest Shovel

The reason that the shovel has hydraulics and is sometimes missing is because it goes to the fair.

[Jennifer V., 09/15/2023]

Shovel hydraulics.

World's Largest Shovel

It looks like it used to go up and down, as you can see the hydraulics. Across the street is a giant sunflower and another design.

[VLong, 08/14/2023]
Giant Shovel

It was there as of April 21, 2022. Still just as breathtaking as a large shovel can be. Convenient, right off of the highway. Several tourists were selfie-ing as we drove past.

[SoTx Joe, 04/22/2022]

The Shovel was earlier reported as missing, but apparently it was only gone briefly, perhaps digging a very large hole.

World's Largest Shovel

It's gone, replaced by lots of construction equipment for what appears to be a new housing development.

[Rose, 04/06/2022]

The shovel was certified as the largest by Guinness World Records, so it's unlikely to have been destroyed. It was built to be transportable, so it has probably been moved elsewhere.

Big shovel.

World's Largest Shovel

The shovel is on the side of the road and easy accessible. You can see it from the highway. There's a Guinness World Records sign placed next to it.

[Sarah, 08/18/2021]

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