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Thomasville is a city in North Carolina. Thomasville at one time was a major industrial city, housing numerous furniture-manufacturing plants for Thomasville Furniture Industries. The company has left Thomasville, but the city is still known as "Chair City", and houses a large replica of a Duncan Phyfe chair in the city center.

Get in[edit]

The Big Chair

By car[edit]

Thomasville is directly connected by highway with Winston-Salem (NC 109), Greensboro (Interstate 85), High Point (US 29), Raleigh (US 64), and Charlotte (Interstate 85).

By air[edit]

The nearest commercial airport serving the area is Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO IATA), about 25 miles to the north.

By bus[edit]

PART Route 9 provides bus service from Lexington and High Point, with connections from other cities in the Piedmont Triad.

By train[edit]

Although daily freight and passenger trains still rumble along the tracks that pass through the center of town, passenger service to Thomasville ended many years ago. The nearest passenger rail depot is in nearby High Point, 16 miles (25 km) to the north.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

NC 109 (known as Salem Street and Randolph Street in Thomasville) and Main Street are the main ways of travel through Thomasville. Drivers in Thomasville are for the most part passive.

By bus[edit]

Thomasville has a bus service with stops around the city, especially on Main Street, Randolph Street, Fisher Ferry Avenue, and Salem Street, as well as a connection to Lexington.


  • 1 The Big Chair, 6 West Main Street. a 30-foot replica of a Duncan Phyfe chair that sits in the heart of downtown beside the railroad tracks at the intersection of Main St. and NC-109 (Salem St. and Randolph St.). The chair was built in 1922 by the Thomasville Chair Company, now "Thomasville Furniture Industries," to honor the city's strong furniture industry. The Big Chair (Q28227835) on Wikidata The Big Chair on Wikipedia


  • 1 Everybody's Day, +1 336-475-6134. The first Everybody’s Day Festival was held in 1908, making Everybody’s Day, North Carolina’s oldest festival. Everybody’s Day is always held on the last Saturday of September in downtown Thomasville. It hosts over 200 arts & craft vendors. The vendors are juried to insure true craftsmanship.
  • 2 High Point-Thomasville HiToms. Thomasville's collegiate baseball team plays at Finch Field. Thomasville Hi-Toms (Q7795619) on Wikidata High Point-Thomasville HiToms on Wikipedia


  • 1 Thomasville Emporium, 12 Commerce St, +1 336-472-6501. M–Sa 10AM–6PM. An antique shop with many items and vendors.


  • 1 Tommy's Bar-B-Que, 206 National Highway, +1 903-796-5719. M–Sa 6AM–9PM.
  • 2 Loflin's Restaurant, 108 Randolph Street, +1 336-475-0325.
  • 3 The Blend, +1 336 300-1573.


  • 1 Main Street Cone & Coffee, 32 East Main Street, +1 336-481-9251.
  • 2 The Blend, 1122 Randolph Street Unit 124, +1 336-300-1573.


Stay safe[edit]

Thomasville is generally a safe city. You are safe just about anywhere in Thomasville during the day. At night, caution is advised when walking in downtown, or on National Highway, where you should keep valuables concealed and try to stay in well lit areas. Randolph Street is generally safe at any time.


Thomasville's area code is 336, and has two zip codes, 27360 and 27361. Pay phones are not found in Thomasville, or at least they are very uncommon.

Go next[edit]

From Thomasville, Lexington and High Point are about 15 minutes away by car, while Greensboro and Winston-Salem are about 30 minutes away by car.

Routes through Thomasville
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