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Indian Land is an unincorporated community in the northernmost part (the "Panhandle") of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States. It lies east of Fort Mill, just south of Ballantyne in southern Charlotte, and west of the villages of Marvin and Waxhaw in North Carolina. It is a major suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. 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: http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ncmaps/id/553/rec/2

Transportation

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)

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.

Incorporation

There is an effort underway to incorporate the area into a municipality, separate from Lancaster County. The goal of this incorporation is to give Indian Land a voice on the local and state levels with enhanced services for the community. The plan aims to control the growth of Indian Land while preserving the charm of this once rural area.


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