Indian Land, South Carolina

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Indian Land is an unincorporated community in the northern most part (the "Panhandle") of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. It lies just south of Ballantyne in southern Charlotte, east of Fort Mill, and west of Waxhaw. It is a major suburb of Charlotte. The primary ZIP code of the community is 29707. The major highway is US-521.
A map showing the original boundaries of Indian Land can be found here:


Schools in Indian Land include Indian Land Elementary, Harrisburg Elementary (opened fall 2014), Indian Land Middle School, and Indian Land High School. Indian Land High School recently earned state recognition for being a Red Carpet School.[1] Indian Land Middle School has been recognized as a National School to Watch, a State School of Character, a Palmetto Gold School, and a Red Carpet School.[2]


U.S. Route 521 and South Carolina Highway 160 are two major roads that run through Indian Land. Indian Land is part of the South Carolina Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS).

Highway Corridor Overlay District (U.S. Route 521 and South Carolina Highway 160)[edit]

The third and final reading of the Panhandle's Highway Corridor Overlay District was approved on June 9, 2014, which applies to properties along Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) from Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) north to the state line and Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) east to the county line. The overlay district sets aesthetic requirements on new construction along the corridors covering everything from building materials, placement and setbacks to signage, sidewalks and landscaping.[3]


Indian Land is home to the headquarters of Continental Tire North America, Red Ventures, Sharonview Federal Credit Union, and The Inspiration Networks.[citation needed] Indian Land will soon welcome the expansion of Red Ventures with a $90MM investment in the area that will double their current footprint along with the relocation of the corporate headquarters of Movement Mortgage which was founded by former NFL player Casey Crawford (American football). Keer America Corporation, Honeywell, URS Corporation and TriNet also maintain a notable presence in the panhandle region.


Citizens who reside in Indian Land are currently working to incorporate the area into a municipality, separate from Lancaster County. The goal of their incorporation effort is to give Indian Land a voice on the local and state levels with a limited amount of enhanced services to serve the needs of this rapidly growing community. The heart of their plan is to control the runaway growth of Indian Land while preserving the charm of this once rural area. [4] The Town of Indian Land website includes detailed information on the current effort to incorporate.

Notable residents[edit]


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  3. ^ Murphy, Reece (June 18, 2014). "Council OKs budget, overlay district". Carolina Gateway. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Marks, John (October 30, 2015). "Push to incorporate Indian Land gaining steam". Fort Mill Times. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 

Coordinates: 35°0′7″N 80°51′24″W / 35.00194°N 80.85667°W / 35.00194; -80.85667