The World's Largest Penny

 © Photographed May 2, 2015
 Dedicated May 29, 1954; constructed by area masonry craftsmen
Woodruff, Oneida County, Wisconsin
45° 53.701′ N, 89° 42.014′ W

The World's Largest Penny is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Hemlock Street and 3rd Avenue, at or near 820 3rd Avenue, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568.

Dr. Kate Museum: Worlds [sic] Largest Penny
This link is filled with all kinds of penny facts. For example, 1,000,000 pennies placed side-by-side will cover an area of 3906.24 square feet! 

The World's Largest Penny is included in Wisconsin's Whimsical Roadside Attractions.

See also, The Million Penny Parade, also at this location.


Arbor Vitae
Woodruff High School
Home of the
Million Penny Parade


 The above are located at the Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb Museum.

WORLD'S LARGEST PENNY
The monument known affectionately as "The Big Penny" symbolizes 1,700,000 pennies collected by students in 1952-53 to help build the area's first hospital. It is located on the grounds of the former Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School. It was dedicated on May 29, 1954.

The concrete penny section is 10 feet in diameter, 16 inches wide and weighs 17,452 pounds. It was constructed by area masonry craftsmen.
 The above are located at the Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb Museum.

This is not the World's
Largest Penny.

Please visit the museum
to learn about Dr. Kate
and the Million
Penny Parade, before
going to the
World's Largest
Penny monument,
located at 820 3rd Ave.



Woodruff High School is gone, replaced by condominiums.

  Signage leading to the marker location.

 The marker is located in Woodruff, Wisconsin.

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