Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Giant Rocking Chair (Gone)

Reported pulled down after Hurricane Katrina demolished the Country Rocker furniture store. On northbound US 49 about five miles south of town, roughly a mile south of the Beverly Drive-In, and just south of the South Gate entrance to Camp Shelby.

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Weathered rocking chair.

Giant Rocking Chair

My girlfriend and I visited the giant chair today, it is still there but it seems to have suffered some damage over the last few years as you can see. Unfortunately there was a sign that said "Do not Climb" on it and the store was open so we had to admire it from the ground.

[Evan Garner, 02/07/2005]

Reported destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Big rocking chair.

Giant Rocking Chair

The large rocking chair "Roger" mentions in Biloxi Beach, MS is no more. When I asked a hotel keeper about it, she gave me a look like I was off my rocker.

Not to worry though. I later discovered a chair in Hattiesburg that would de-thrown the other with its immense size. I would guess it has to be close to 30-feet high. The dowels are the size of telephone poles and one seat slat was bigger than all 5'7" of me. Ironically, the chair had no real rockers for feet.

[Steve / Back On Tack, 11/25/2001]
Big Rocking Chair

Huge rocking chair sitting on the side of the highway.

[Rebecca Adams, 07/01/2001]

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