High Point, North Carolina

Guilford County Forsyth County Randolph County Davidson County


High Point is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina with 104,371 inhabitants. The city is known for its furniture, textiles and their bus industry.


The place was the highest point of the North Carolina Railroad, which ran between Charlotte and Goldsboro in 1856. This gave her the name. High Point was founded in 1859. At that time the most important industry was the processing of tobacco and wood and the manufacture of textiles. 1889, the first furniture factory was opened.

A major employer in the city is Thomas Built Buses, one belonging to the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG plant, which builds school buses for the U.S. market.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Luke Appling, baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball
  • Tony Baker, American football player. He played running back, among others, at the Frankfurt Galaxy and the Cleveland Browns
  • Fantasia Barrino, Young Singer
  • James H. Burnley, politicians, Transport Minister in the Cabinet of President Ronald Reagan
  • Scott Hampton, cartoonist
  • JD Hayworth, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Adam Petty, race car driver
  • Jason Palmer, Jazz Musicians
  • Heather Richardson, speed skater
  • Ernest Thompson, Old-time musicians
  • Adrian Wilson, American football player in the National Football League
  • Ben Witherington, professor of New Testament exegesis Biblical Theology at Asbury Seminary