The Big Red Apple Monument


109 Grant Pl.
Cornelia GA 30531


  • Big Red Apple: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
Apple Monument
Big Red Apple Face Lift Summer 2014
Statue Dedication 1926
1940s post card
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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

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly
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