Crossroads of Furniture and Barbecue: Jamestown, High Point, Thomasville, and Lexington Professional Review and Guide
"Southeast of Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, and Lexington beckon the day visitor with their superlatives. What do we mean? Well, High Point claims the world’s largest chest of drawers. Standing 32 feet high, the nineteenth-century dresser was restored to banish any doubt that High Point is the undisputed furniture capital of the world. Thus, one reason to visit High Point is to shop for furniture. Nearby Thomasville boasts the state’s oldest railroad depot and the world’s largest chair, a 30-foot-high monument that sits square in the heart of downtown.
Nearly twenty restaurants serve pork that is cooked in time-honored ways with secret sauces, served chopped or sliced. Lexington-style barbecue, recognized far and wide (except in eastern North Carolina) as the nation’s best pork barbecue, is the highlight of the annual Barbecue Festival the last Saturday in October."