Chartered in 1859, High Point got its name by being 939 feet above sea level, the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad. Thanks to this strategic location and skilled labor force, High Point's business community
has continued the city's entrepreneurial tradition.
High Point has an ideal location and is the center of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region (PDF)
. Traditional and newer, high tech companies thrive in High Point with:
Region & Area
High Point's Corporate City Limits (PDF)
currently totals 56+ square miles and is the only municipality in North Carolina that lies in four counties: