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Bedford, Virginia: Goofy Johnny Appleseed

Full-color fiberglass statue of America's favorite apple-planter. Wears a pot as a hat, has a goofy face, and holds an oversize apple in his outstretched hand. Made by Mark Cline in 1995.

Johnson's Orchard

Address:
1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford, VA
Directions:
Johnson's Orchard. From Bedford drive west on US-460 two miles. Turn right (no stoplight) onto VA-680/Patterson Mill Rd. Drive 4.5 miles. Turn right again (no stoplight) to stay on VA-680/Patterson Mill Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto Elmos Rd.
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Johnny Appleseed

Nancy and Danny Johnson of Johnson's Orchards had Mark Cline build Johnny Appleseed in 1995 for their picnic pavilion and winery.

[Danny Johnson, 03/29/2024]

According to Mark, he made a mold off of the Johnny Appleseed statue in New Market, Virginia, and used it to create this identical Johnny.

Goofy Johnny Appleseed.

Johnny Appleseed

We went to Johnson's Orchard in Bedford and found a Johnny Appleseed statue that looks identical to the one at the (closed) Johnny Appleseed restaurant in New Market. I haven't been past the restaurant in years, so I don't know if this is the exact same one that was outside the restaurant or an identical statue.

[Matt, 09/13/2023]

Several of these statues were made; some hold a giant doughnut instead of an apple. This one, if an original, looks well-preserved.


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Wine-Theme LOVE SignWine-Theme LOVE Sign, Bedford, VA - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Optimus Prime, Roanoke, VA - 21 mi.

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