Thomasville's Biggest Chair in the World?
Although larger ones have been built, many Thomasville residents still boast that the Big Chair, a 30 foot landmark replica of a Duncan Phyfe armchair, that rests in the middle of the city. between the two Main Streets is the World's Largest Chair. The original "Big Chair" was constructed in 1922 by the Thomasville Chair Company out of lumber and Swiss steer hide to reflect the city's prominent furniture industry. Because of this unusual Landmark, Thomasville is commonly referred to as the "Chair Town" or "Chair City" or "The Big Chair."
Thomasville also hosts the States oldest festival, "Everybody's Day." Originally set up as a festival where all residents could attend regardless of race or social standing.