Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cornelia

Big Red Apple Monument

109 Grant Place
Cornelia, GA 30531

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  • Big Red Apple Dedication 1926

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  • 1940s post card

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  • Big Red Apple Face Lift Summer 2014

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  • 1940s

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  • Apple Monument

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  • Statue Dedication 1926

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A monument to the Big Red Apple stands on the old railway station grounds in Cornelia. The replica of the North Georgia apple is seven feet high and has a circumference of 22 feet. The 5,200-pound monument is dedicated to apple growers and how important the apple industry once was to Cornelia and Habersham County. The monument is constructed of steel and concrete and was molded in Winchester, Virginia, in 1925. It was shipped to town by train and sits atop an eight-foot-tall concrete pedestal. It was donated by Southern Railroad and dedicated with a town celebration in 1926.

For many years, a festival was held in celebration of the apples grown in the area. Today, the city still celebrates with two festivals centered around the apples. Cornelia has since been labled as "The Home of the Big Red Apple." The monument is located at center of town next to the restored historic railroad depot.

For more information, contact the Cornelia Main Street at 706-778-8585 x 280 or

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Big Red Apple Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages