Introduction to Indian Trail, North Carolina
Indian Trail, North Carolina, in Union county, is 14 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The town is considered part of the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.
Indian Trail History
Indian Trail was originally occupied by the Waxhaw Indian. In fact, the town was so named because it was the path that ran from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Indian settlement. It was settled by the whites in the 1750s. The area's first post office was established on March 12, 1861, and Cyrus Stevens was appointed the first postmaster. Prior to its incorporation, Indian Trail was a big farming community. The Seaboard Railroad first entered the area in 1874. It was incorporated in 1907.
Indian Trail and nearby Attractions
- Andrew Jackson State Park
- Mint Museum of Art
- Charlotte Museum of History
- President James K. Polk State Historic Site
- Nature Museum
- Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
Things To Do In Indian Trail
Indian Trail provides easy access to several historic sites and museums including the Carolinas Aviation Museum, Discovery Place, Historic Rosedale Plantation, Afro-American Cultural Center, and Latta Plantation. The town is also home to several churches such as the Bethel Church and Midway Park Church. You can also visit Andrew Jackson State Park which is only a short distance by car.
Indian Trail Transportation
Within a few minutes you can reach Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.
Indian Trail Higher Education
Central Piedmont Community College, York Technical College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are some of the nearest colleges and universities.