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Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
Description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both...
Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
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Would you believe -- a prosperity varmint!

The Boll Weevil Monument in downtown Enterprise, Alabama, is a landmark and tribute erected by the grateful people of Enterprise in 1919 to show their appreciation to an insect... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In 1915, the Mexican Boll Weevil wrecked havoc on the cotton crop in Coffee County (Enterprise). Close to 60% of the cotton production was destroyed and, to avoid bankruptcy, farmers turned to peanuts and other crops to overcome the damage brought on by the boll weevil. By 1917, Coffee County produced and harvested more peanuts than any other county in... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I must say this is a first for me... A monument to a bug that had the power to destroy your families crops. We all must admire the fortitude, courage and humor put forth by the farmers long since gone by. We know these people worked very hard at that point in time to make a bear minimal wage for... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Boll Weevil Monument in downtown Enterprise, Alabama, is a landmark and tribute erected by the grateful people of Enterprise in 1919 to show their appreciation to an insect, the boll weevil, for its profound influence on the area's agriculture and economy. It hails the beetle as a "herald of prosperity," and stands as the first monument built to honor... More 

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Daleville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Pretty cool historical monument. It sits in the middle of the road in downtown Enterprise, AL. It reminds me of The Andy Griffith Show with the monument in the middle of the town. Enterprise has this monument and several other things to see when you are here. Lots of shopping downtown in little boutiques.

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Elba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The greatest thing about this monument is it's story. This is a monument of a lady holding a boll weevil (yes, the bug). The monument is in the middle of an intersection, however, traffic is usually pretty light and locals are used to people running out into the middle of the road to get a picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Interesting attraction if you're into agricultural history. The monument is unique in that it is of an actual boll weevil, the south's dreaded nemesis. Bittersweet as it is, this insect the plaque explains is responsible for the diversification of the farming industry in the South. The only problem with this particular memorial is that it is situated in the center... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The centerpiece to the town giving claim to 'fame' of the only momument to an insect pest. the add on of the small boll weevil is a bit disappointing but it is the town 'namesake' so to speak.

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The story of the Boll Weevil Monument is worth seeing. You will have to do your research. I had to run out into the middle of the road to take a picture at the monument. We heard about it from a pastor in Baton Rouge. Shared with us a great sermon illustration in the story of the town. Worth seeing.... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dr. George Washington Carver is the person that changed their lives by educating them about the peanut and not a word of mention of him get real. People have also ran their cars into this eyesore bouncing off of it and hitting parked cars and knocking down the pretty light post.

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Dothan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wouldn't travel much out of my way to see the Boll Weevil monument. After all, it's only a statue of a bug. But, hey, it's a big bronze statue of a bug! How often do you get to see one of those? It is in the center of the street in downtown Enterprise, so it's a little hard to... More 

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Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Enterprise

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