Indian Trail, North Carolina

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Indian Trail is a 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 big 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 town. 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. Today, Indian Trail is a rapidly growing city with more and more people moving into it. Every Fourth of July, it holds an annual parade which is one of the biggest parades in the Charlotte metropolitan area.



Indian Trail is located at 35°4′12″N 80°39′16″W / 35.07°N 80.65444°W / 35.07; -80.65444 (35.069918, -80.654424)[3].

Located in the southern portion of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Indian Trail is a rapidly growing suburb approximately 10 miles southeast of Charlotte in Union County. Indian Trail is located in the northwestern portion of Union County, which is among the 10 fastest growing counties in the United States. It is bordered by seven other municipalities, in addition to unincorporated portions of Union County. Its proximity to Charlotte and the regional transportation network it enjoys should continue to generate growth and development within its boundaries.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.4 km²), of which, 15.2 square miles (39.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,905 people, 7,299 households, and 6,400 families residing in the town. The population density was 805.0 people per square mile (303.0/km²). There were 4,581 housing units at an average density of 302.0/sq mi (116.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.90% White, 4.35% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

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