Located in the southern portion of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Indian Trail is situated astride US 74 approximately 15 miles southeast of Charlotte in Union County, which is among the 25 fastest growing counties in the United States. The town derived its name from the Native American path that wound through this area.
Incorporated by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1879, Matthews has grown from a one square mile town with 191 residents to 14 square miles and a population over 26,000.
Matthews is the corporate headquarters for many major companies, including Family Dollar, Harris Teeter, Conbraco, Carotek, and Intelicoat. Matthews is also home to The Levine Campus of Central Piedmont Community College and the Wingate Universite Matthews Branch, providing both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Taking its name from the Waxhaws, an historic Native American tribe that inhabited the region, Waxhaw has evolved as an antique and fine dining center. Its Small Town Main Street committee is working on an integrated approach to developing and marketing the historic center of town. The Town currently has dozens of specialty shops and dining ranging from mom & pop restaurants to fine dining bistros. The Waxhaw Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes retail businesses as well as architecturally significant houses near the center of town.
Located in the northwestern corner of Union County, NC, The Town of Weddington is approximately 15 miles southeast of Charlotte and 14 miles northwest of downtown Monroe. The Town encompasses approximately 17 square miles and a population of 11,420.
Weddington consists almost entirely of single-family homes on lots of one acre or more. The Town’s only commercial area is located in the vicinity of NC 16 and NC 84 and is referred to as the Town Center. Only 27 of the 11,044 acres within Weddington are commercially zoned. Weddington Corners Shopping Center is located at the corner of Providence and Weddington Roads. The Town Hall is located in this area in an old historic house.