High Point

High Point, city (1990 pop. 69,496), Davidson, Guilford, and Randolph counties, N N.C., in a heavily forested Piedmont region; settled before 1750, inc. 1859. It is a trade and commercial center for an agricultural area. Formerly noted for the production of furniture and hosiery, the city has an important semiannual furniture exposition and is a center for discounted furniture sales. Of interest is the restored home of a blacksmith (1786). High Point Univ. is in the city, as is the International Home Furnishings Center, the Furniture Discovery Center, and a museum on furniture manufacture.

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