Indian Land, South Carolina

Coordinates: 35°0′7″N 80°51′24″W / 35.00194°N 80.85667°W / 35.00194; -80.85667
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Indian Land, South Carolina
U.S. Route 521 in Indian Land
U.S. Route 521 in Indian Land
Indian Land is located in South Carolina
Indian Land
Indian Land
Indian Land is located in the United States
Indian Land
Indian Land
Coordinates: 35°0′7″N 80°51′24″W / 35.00194°N 80.85667°W / 35.00194; -80.85667
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total28,866
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)803 and 839

Indian Land[2] is an unincorporated community in the northernmost part (the "Panhandle") of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. It lies six miles east of Fort Mill, and west of the villages of Marvin and Waxhaw, North Carolina. While not incorporated, the community is assigned with the ZIP code 29707. U.S. Highway 521 is a major highway that runs through the community and connects Indian Land with cities in North Carolina, and Lancaster County to the south.


Indian Land Middle School

Schools in Indian Land include Indian Land Elementary, Harrisburg Elementary, Van Wyck Elementary, Indian Land Intermediate School, Indian Land Middle School, and Indian Land High School. In 2006, Indian Land High School earned state recognition for being a Red Carpet School.[3] 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.[4] Harrisburg Elementary School was recognized as a National School of Character for 2017. Van Wyck Elementary School opened in August 2018 to serve the southern end of Indian Land and the Town of Van Wyck.

Indian Land has a public library, a branch of the Lancaster County Library.[5]

In August 2018, the University of South Carolina Lancaster began offering courses in the Indian Land High School building.

In August 2021, the New Indian Land High School opened. With the opening of this new school, the former high school building was changed to Indian Land Middle School (teaching students in the 7th and 8th grades), and Indian Land Intermediate School (which was formerly Indian Land Middle School) now teaches students in the 5th and 6th grades.


U.S. Route 521 and South Carolina Highway 160 are two major roads that run through Indian Land. U.S. Route 521, the main road that Indian Land runs through, is lined with retail, businesses, and restaurants. Indian Land is part of the Charlotte–Concord–Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Highway Corridor Overlay District[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.[6]


An unsuccessful vote to incorporate took place on March 27, 2018. Results were 83% against incorporation with a 42% voter turnout.[7]

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ Weddington Quadrangle; North Carolina – South Carolina 7.5 Minute Series (Map) (1988 photorevised ed.). 1:24000. United States Geological Survey. 1968. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Indian Land High becomes 100th school to win state recognition for quality customer service - Friday, June 2, 2006". Archived from the original on February 22, 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "Indian Land Middle School". Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Locations & Hours". Greenville County Library System. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Murphy, Reece (June 18, 2014). "Council OKs budget, overlay district". Carolina Gateway. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Marks, John (October 30, 2015). "Push to incorporate Indian Land gaining steam". Fort Mill Times. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Shawn Crawford", Wikipedia, December 3, 2022, retrieved February 13, 2023
  9. ^ "Office of Management and Budget", Wikipedia, January 19, 2023, retrieved February 13, 2023