Big Red Apple

  • A monument to the Big Red Apple stands on the railway station grounds in Cornelia.
  • The replica of the north Georgia apple is 7 feet in height and 22 feet in circumference.
  • It weighs 5,200 pounds and is painted in natural colors.
  • The apple is constructed of steel and concrete and was molded in Winchester, Virginia, in 1925.
  • It was shipped to the town by train.
  • It is erected on a concrete pedestal 8 feet in height and 6 feet square at the base.
  • The monument was donated by Southern Railway, and for many years a festival was held in celebration of the apples grown in the area.
  • Cornelia has since been advertised as "the home of the Big Red Apple."