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Bald Knob Cross

3630 Bald Knob Road

The base of the cross is 1,034 feet above sea level and overlooks the Shawnee National Forest. Originally completed in 1963 with a restoration completed in 2010, the cross itself stands 111 feet tall, is 22 feet square at the base, 16 feet square at the top and its arms extend 63 feet horizontally. The exterior white panels covering the cross are 4-inch architectural flat insulated metal panels while the base portion is covered in granite approximately 4-inches thick. The structure sits on a foundation of 730 tons of reinforced concrete that goes down 20 feet to bedrock. The steel framework weighs 170 tons. Each of the four sides of the cross have a word inscribed into the granite: Peace, Hope, Faith, Charity.


Steve Dickey

Friday, May 18, 2018
This is a really cool place. If you are not religious then the view is fantastic and worth the drive. If you are religious then it can be a reminder of unity among all denominations. Bring the best pair of binoculars you can get your hands on. Go on a day that the weather is perfect, with my weak binoculars I could see a bend in the Mississippi River. Just an FYI they won't let you go up in the cross(I asked). It is an interesting drive through winding roads to get to the cross and there is only one road to it so highly unlikely you will get lost.

Rebecca White

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Such a beautiful place to be the sunset was fabulous, the gentleman that was there overseeing the property was a gentleman... The cross was absolutely amazing, a true work of love... A very spiritual place to be... take your family you definitely won't be disappointed...

Brooks Overby

Saturday, April 28, 2018
This is a very cool place. The drive to it is a scenic country road. Be on the look out for horseback riders. Once at the cross there is a visitors center with a deck on the back with wonderful views. Inside there’s a timeline/history wall of the cross. They also have this up at the cross and the pictures are bigger there. The cross is huge and very neat to see. I only wish we could’ve gone to the top. I’m very thankful to live in a country where we can worship our Lord and Savior freely and spread His gospel with a 100 foot Cross!

Staci b

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Loved it! But I've always loved it! Very peaceful and beautiful.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Been to the Blessing of the Bikes 2 years in a row! Beautiful spiritual place❤

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