The town is located in Union County and is just 15 miles southeast of Charlotte. The town limits encompass approximately 20 square miles with an additional 15 square miles of planning area.
Indian Trail was incorporated in 1907 and is nearing its 110th birthday. The town works hard to recognize its history and come together as a community. Annual celebrations include a Fourth of July parade, a Christmas parade, Halloween Candy Crawl, Arbor Day and more. Click HERE for a full list of Town events.
Early settlement can be traced to the 1750s and a path the Waxhaw Indians used, hence the name “Indian Trail”. The economy evolved from a trading community and gold mining to agriculture and transportation in the 1870s with the presence of the railroad. Since the 1950s and 1960s, however, a national suburban trend emerged – one that continues today and has a tremendous impact on Indian Trail.
Indian Trail’s close proximity to a metropolitan area has accelerated its growth as many of our residents work in Charlotte. The town has also benefitted from a number of distributors located here as well as several new commercial developments.