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Giant Rotating Cow

975 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, South Carolina 29407 USA

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“What does the Giant Rotating Cow Say?”

Ask any West Ashley resident for directions and they will almost certainly include the area’s most famous landmark, the Coburg Cow. Over the years the cow has become one of the most beloved Charleston figures. But don’t think that just because she’s popular, she’s always had it easy. Nearly 80 years ago, the first Coburg cow, often referred to as “the hanging cow,” was erected near the spot where the current cow now spins. It was outlined in blinking neon and was one of the first of such technology in the area. It must have been an incredible sight to see for motorists traveling to Charleston from the South. At that time most of what is now West Ashley (then known as St. Andrew’s Parish) was considered way out in the country. A manifestation of current sign first appeared in 1959. It was very much like the sign we have today, featuring the giant “C” and the rotating cow. According to Frank Hanckell, whose family began the Coburg Dairy, the sign was designed by the Roberts Sign Company, which still operates out of West Ashley and still repairs and maintains the sign. 

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Reviewed by
audrey.dollar

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
July 16, 2014

It's tiny 😞

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
masdole

  • 5 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
December 07, 2018
Rated 1.0

Not giant. Not rotating. Not worth the detour.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kgabi1

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
December 07, 2018
Rated 1.0

Small cow and not rotating...a big boo.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MeganMedford

  • 13 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
March 21, 2018
Rated 1.0

This was a huge disappointment. It is a tiny little sign next to a parking lot. Not worth it , don’t waste your time to go see it

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
bmk

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 05, 2016
Rated 1.0

giant is wrong, it is super tiny

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dws21

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
February 19, 2014

I love seeing the cow as I pass by!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LisaSanders1

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
January 08, 2021

Just a small cow up on a sign. :(

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Reviewed by
Jim Jewell

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0

It's definitely a rotating cow - scaled down version of a jersey.

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Reviewed by
lensitude

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 02, 2015
Rated 3.0

Adds a little flavor to a dull commute!

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Giant Rotating Cow

975 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, South Carolina
29407 USA

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