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'sCorporate City Limits (PDF) currently totals 56+ square miles and is the only municipality in North Carolina that lies in four counties:
With a careful land use plan developed and annexation agreements with
neighboring communities established, High Point is well positioned for
expansion to the north, east and west, growing eventually to a total of
94 square miles.