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Thomasville, located southwest of High Point in eastern Davidson County, has grown from a population of 308 in 1860 to 20,000 today. The town was founded in 1852 by John W. Thomas. Thomasville boasts the world's largest chair as its centerpiece in recognition of its furniture-making heritage. Andrews discusses the industries that have flourished there and the contributions citizens of the town have made militarily from the Civil War to World War II.
Few towns in North Carolina can boast of the development that Thomasville has made in the last twenty or thirty years. And it is by no means at an end, either.