Downtown High Point Neighborhood in High Point, NC
Downtown High Point Neighborhood
Downtown High Point is part of the urban triangle comprised of the North Carolina cities of Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point. High Point was named in 1859, when the North Carolina Railroad called the city its highest point. The city manufactures textiles, but is best known as the “Furniture Capital of the World.” Furniture has been made here since the turn of the century and continues to support the region. Approximately 750 furniture companies have been connected with High Point.
Residents in Downtown High Point experience country life in a big city with access to parks, recreation and city services. Apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and houses are available for rent. The neighborhood is close to the attractions of the Piedmont Triad.
Jamestown is a suburb of High Point and Greensboro, and its first inhabitants were the Keyauwee Indians in 1701, followed by the European settlers in the late 18th century.
The High Point Museum has permanent exhibits showing the history of the city, starting with the Keyauwee and settlers. The Hall of Commerce focuses on the businesses in High Point that manufacture anything from furniture to yellow school buses. The Jamestown Rifles exhibit displays one of two Early American rifle companies in nearby Jamestown.
The Historical Park adjacent to the museum has the 1786 John Haley House. The park has the Blacksmith Shop and the Hoggatt House log home. A colonial-style herb garden is part of the grounds, using herbs similar to those planted by settlers.
Two Jamestown sites are on the National Register of Historic Districts. Visitors may tour the Mendenhall Plantation and Jamestown Historic District. The Oakdale Cotton Mill has been in operation since 1865 and is the subject of a book by Mary A. Browning and Patricia M. Koehler.