Established in 1859, High Point was located at the highest point on the rail line between Charlotte and Goldsboro. The early growth of the city was due to it being a crossroads of the Plank Road and railroad, making it a transportation hub. Kwn as the furniture capital of the world, High Point has always been a manufacturing center, also specializing in textiles and tobacco. High Point is the only city in North Carolina located within four counties: Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph. Today, the world s largest furnishings market is held each spring and fall, drawing over 70,000 people. High Point showcases the rich manufacturing and community history of this North Carolina Triad city.