Indian Trail, North Carolina

Indian Trail, North Carolina is a suburban town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. Founded on March 12, 1861, the town holds a history of traders traveling along the “Indian Trail,” which ran from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Waxhaw Indians, and gold mining. Indian Trail was first a farming community; however, German and Scot-Irish settlers began to move into the area due to its geographical location. In 1874, the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad was built between the cities Charlotte, North Carolina and Monroe, North Carolina. The railroad, which runs through the town, brought prosperity to the area. Indian Trail was incorporated as a town in 1907, with established city limits based upon a one-half mile radius from the intersection of Indian Trail Road and the Seaboard Railroad. Indian Trail has grown rapidly in the 21st Century: a 2011 CNN article stated that Indian Trail’s census count jumped from 1,942 in 1990 to 33,518 in 2010.[3] Every Fourth of July the town holds an annual parade which is one of the biggest parades in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
Suburban Town
Indian Trail, North Carolina
Official seal of Indian Trail, North Carolina
Seal
Nickname(s): it was named for where the indians trail was
Motto: “crossing paths”
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location in the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°4′37″N 80°40′9″WCoordinates: 35°4′37″N 80°40′9″W
Country  United States
State North Carolina
County Union
Area
 • Total 15.2 sq mi (39.4 km2)
 • Land 15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 33,518
 • Density 785/sq mi (303.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28079
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-33560[1]
GNIS feature ID 0987370[2]
Website http://www.indiantrail.org/