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  • Monument Name

    “High Point” Marker, High Point

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Geography

    Local History

  • City

    High Point

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    The marker is a low lectern shaped piece of granite on single base with a simple bronze plaque. The City of High Point logo appears above the inscription.

  • Inscription

    APPROXIMATELY 424 FEET WEST SOUTHWEST LIES / THE GEOGRAPHIC “HIGH POINT” BETWEEN / GOLDSBORO AND CHARLOTTE. IDENTIFIED / BY THE SURVEY CREW FOR THE NORTH / CAROLINA RAILROAD ABOUT 1849, THE / ELEVATION BECAME THE CITY NAMESAKE / UPON THE GRANTING OF A CITY CHARTER / ON / MAY 26, 1859 / DEDICATED ON THE 125TH / ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY / MAY 26, 1984

  • Custodian

    High Point

  • Dedication Date

    May 26, 1984

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.957430 , -80.005610 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “High Point,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 23, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Location

    The marker is located on a brick patio outside the restored High Point Train depot on the corner of W. High Street and N. Main Street along with the Plank Road Foreman statue. On the corner across E. High Street is a plaque to General Maxwell Reid Thurman. A brick plaza, or, Memorial Park, at the corner of N. Main Street and E. High Avenue, includes several monuments and markers: Veterans Memorial, Revolutionary War Patriots, POW/MIA plaque, African American Gold Star plaque, World War Two Honor Roll, WWI Doughboy statue.

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