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High Point
2000 Population: 85,839 (84,656 in Guilford County)
Land Area; 50.69 square miles (48.88 in Guilford County)
Population Density: 1750 people per square mile (1792 in Guilford County)
Altitude: 939 feet at Main Street and the railroad
Year of Incorporation: 1859
Source of Name: Located on the highest point of the North Carolina Railroad, the town was established at the junction of that railroad (which followed the high elevation points), and the plank road from Fayetteville to Salem

Back Porch Art by Mark Ferencik 1998