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High Point
Guilford County, North Carolina

27260, 27262, 27265

Experience our Hospitality
Home Furnishings Capital of the World
The World's Largest Chest of Drawers

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of High Point is approximately 78,116 (1999), 104371 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29,408 (1990), 40912 (2010).
The amount of land area in High Point is 111.389 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 4.246 sq kilometers.
The distance from High Point to Washington DC is 263 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 76 miles. (as the crow flies)
High Point is positioned 35.98 degrees north of the equator and 79.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in north-central North Carolina, not far from Greensboro.
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History & History Related Items

In 1859, High Point was named after the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad. The International Home Furnishings Market is held twice yearly in High Point. It is the largest event of its kind in the world.
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Furniture Discovery Center
101 West Green Drive
High Point, North Carolina 27260
Phone: 336-887-3876
Fax: 336-887-2159
The museum of furniture manufacturing.

Angela Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum
101 W. Green Dr.
High Point, NC
Phone: 336-885-3655
Visit the new museum with over 1700 dolls, costumes, miniatures and more. See over 120 Shirley Temple dolls! Group guides by appointment.

High Point Museum & Historical Park
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
High Point, NC
Phone: 336-885-6859
See furniture, pottery, artifacts and changing exhibits. The park includes the 1786 Haley House and the mid-1700's Blacksmith shop. Guided tours are available.

World's Largest Chest of Drawers
508 N. Hamilton St.
High Point, NC
Phone: 336-883-2016
See this building shaped like a chest of drawers. It was built in 1926 to call attention to the city's designation as the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World."

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
305 N. Maint St., Suite 200
PHone: 336-841-2273
Performances take place at 220 E. Commerce Ave., The High Point Theater, August through October and December.

Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library
1009 N. Main St.
High Point, NC
PHone: 336-883-4011
World's largest collection of book on the history of furniture.
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High Point City Government

City of High Point
City Hall Phone: 336-883-3289

High Point Historical Events

about 1950
I remember when the city would block off Main Street (at the center of town) from High Street (between the railroad tracks and Commerce Street) on Halloween night, and have all kinds of things for us kids to do to keep us off the streets and out of trouble. Those were the days when Halloween meant something to do and for the kids. It was safe for us kids (no candy poisoning or mistreating the kids). Now Halloween is not safe for anyone - Those were the good ole days! - When Kids were Kids!
Submitted by: Herthey Hill

High Point Chamber

High Point Chamber of Commerce
1101 N. Main Street
PO Box 5025
High Point, Nc 27262
Phone: 336-889-8151
Fax: 336-889-9499 Chamber of Commerce Phone: 336-889-8151

High Point Organizations

High Point Chamber of Commerce
1101 N. Main Street
PO Box 5025
High Point, Nc 27262
Phone: 336-889-8151
Fax: 336-889-9499 Chamber of Commerce Phone: 336-889-8151

High Point Libraries

Public Library Phone: 336-883-3660

High Point Schools

Guilford County Schools


High Point University High Point


The population of Highpoint was:
1990 - 69,496
1999 - 78,116

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