Thomasville is located in Davidson County between Greensboro and Salisbury along I-85 near High Point, Lexington, and Archdale.
By 1922, Thomasville had already gained a reputation as The Chair Town due to the Thomasville Chair Company now Thomasville Furniture Industries. The first of two big chairs was made by the company and when completed it stood 23 feet 6 inches tall with the seat being 6 feet by 5 feet 6 inches. After nearly 15 years of exposure, the chair was removed in 1936.
The second chair was built using concrete. The chair was painted to make it appear that it was built from wood and also the seat to make it look upholstered with a striped fabric. When completed in 1951, the new Big Chair of Thomasville stood 30 feet high from the bottom of a 12-foot base to the top of the 18-foot chair. The seat was 10 feet wide. While other communities have seen bigger chairs come and go, Thomasville still boasts the remaining Worlds Largest Chair.