High Point, North Carolina
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High Point is a city located in the present-day U.S. state of North Carolina. Prior to European invasion, this area had been inhabited by the Eno and Occoneechi peoples. The Eno and the Occoneechi are related to the Sioux and Shakori peoples. As for High Point, North Carolina itself, the city was settled before 1750, by English Quakers and German immigrants. Eventually, High Point, North Carolina became the “highest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad between Charlotte and Goldsboro where it intersected the 1852 Great Western Plank Road.” This is where High Point, North Carolina got its name. The city of High Point, North Carolina was officially incorporated in 1859.
Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of High Point, North Carolina has a total population of 111,223 people. This makes it the ninth most populous city in the entire state of North Carolina and the 259th most populous city in the country. As for the High Point, North Carolina metropolitan area, according to that same 2016 estimate, has a total population of 746,593 people. This makes it the 74th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States of America.
Historically, High Point, North Carolina’s economy has been dominated by the furniture industry. This had been true since all the way back in the 17th century. In fact, The High Point Museum still features an exhibit showcasing “High Point’s Furniture Heritage,” by “examining the historical relationship between the furniture industry and the people of High Point.” Additionally, the city is also home to the Dr. C.S. Grayson House. The Dr. C.S. Grayson House is considered a U.S. Historic District Contributing Property and is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Built between 1923 and 1925, this house now holds the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library. The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library “is the largest furniture specialty library in the world and contains over 4,000 furniture and design-specific volumes.”
These days, though, High Point, North Carolina’s largest employers, according to the city’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, include Bank of America, which employs 2,145 locals, High Point Regional Health System, which has 2,036 local employees, and Guilford County Schools, which provides 1,769 jobs to the area.
High Point, North Carolina is also home to several universities of note. These universities include High Point University, which is “a private liberal arts university…affiliated with the United Methodist Church.” High Point University was founded in 1924 as High Point College. High Point, North Carolina is also home to John Wesley University, which “is a private interdenominational Christian college.” John Wesley University was established in 1903 as Greensboro Bible and Training School.
High Point, North Carolina is home to one professional sporting franchise of note. Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s High Point Rockers play their home games at BB&T Point. Or at least, the Rockers will play their home games at BB&T Point, once the ballpark is completed in 2019. The Rockers have currently no championships to their name, as they were just founded in 2018.
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