Nature October 29, 2017
The 13 Strangest Things To Ever Be Found In The Georgia Countryside
Georgia has some pretty strange roadside attractions. We’re talking, one-of-a-kind, highly unusual stuff that could make anyone do a double take. In fact, the Georgia countryside, in particular, is home to quite a few of these oddities. So the next time you’re looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to do in rural Georgia, these 13 strange things are for you.
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1. World’s Largest Amish Chair — Blairsville, Georgia
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder where the world's largest Amish chair is?" The good news is, we can quell any concerns you may have with one visit to Blairsville, Georgia.
2. Lover’s Oak — Brunswick, Georgia
This gigantic tree, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is said to be 900 years old. Rumor has it, this tree was the rendezvous spot for two star-crossed lovers both with rivaling Indian families.
3. Providence Spring — Andersonville, Georgia
Providence Spring is a miracle in itself, with a spring that was said to have come at a time when the Union soldiers needed it the most. This strange water supply is said to have been produced by lightning, but nobody knows for sure.
4. World’s Largest Peanut — Ashburn
What could be stranger than a giant peanut in the middle of Georgia? Well, in Ashburn, Georgia, guests can happen upon the largest peanut in the world. Which is both exciting and equally mesmerizing, but also with a twinge of disappointment that you just can't eat it.
5. Enchanted Gardens Fairy Houses — Blairsville, Georgia
The magical workshop of former Disney Imagineer artist, Arthur Millican Jr, has been turned into a fairy wonderland with miniature houses everywhere. This is the place to take your children and really get their imaginations going.
6. Original Chick-fil-A Dwarf House — Hapeville, Georgia
Odd is an understatement for this one. This Chick-fil-A Dwarf House has a "dwarf-sized" door where people can enter into what seems like an old-fashioned diner, but really just serves up yummy fried chicken.
7. Big Red Fire Ant —Ashburn, Georgia
What would be weirder than a gigantic metal red fire ant sculpture, smack dab in the middle of Ashburn? At least this one has a good explanation... Ashburn hosts a Fire Ant Festival every year, and also dubbed the fire ant their unofficial town mascot. Makes sense now?
8. Indian Mound Love Tragedy Site — Helen, Georgia
You'll feel like you're in the middle of Georgia, surrounded by fences and cows, yet it really is a sacred place honored throughout history.
Like that of a Romeo & Juliet story, the history behind Indian Mound Love Tragedy Site involves two lovers from opposite tribes who would have rather have been dead than never have the chance to be together.
9. Monkey Massacre Memorial — Johns Creek
Sometimes you just have to sit back and scratch your head. This specific countryside site would have been one of those times if there wasn't a story behind the half dozen concrete carved monkeys scattered in the woods. An artist created the statues in honor of the monkeys who escaped from the wrecked Duluth circus train and were shot by farmers who did not know what they were.
10. Statue of Liberty Replica — McRae, Georgia
Why would McRae, Georgia need their own homemade Statue of Liberty made out of junk? The Telfair County War Memorial has a mini green lady, whom some have dubbed a local gem, while others are a bit wary of her beauty.
11. Georgia Guidestones — Nuberg, Georgia
Everyone wondered about these miraculous stones after they appeared one day in the middle of nowhere. Were they a message from a higher power? Were they instructions for a better life? Was it the hoax of a lifetime? Maybe it's up to the viewer to decide.
12. Tree Spirits St Simons Island — St. Simons Island
The tree spirits of St. Simons Island can be found all over, and in fact are a treat for many visitors to Georgia. Once you stumble across one of these random tree carvings, it's like you've made it to the holy grail.
13. Smallest Church in America — Townsend, Georgia
While it claims the title, it may not be entirely accurate. However, this teeny tiny church in the middle of the Georgia countryside is enough of a wonder for people from all over to stop by a pay their respects.
Do you know of any more strange things in the Georgia countryside? Share them in the comments! Otherwise, if you’re looking for more unique things to buy into in Georgia, then take a look at
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