Tega Cay City
Tega Cay City Hall is located at 7725 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708; phone: 803-548-3512.
If asked, most residents of Tega Cay [†] would likely say that their city is a peninsula land-form situated along the shores of Lake Wylie; that is was founded in 1970 by the Ervin Company as a master-planned community; and that it was incorporated in 1982 as a municipality by the State Legislature. These assertions are true, but only account for the past four decades of recorded history.
Early maps of the Carolinas that date to the late 1700s clearly show that Tega Cay was once part of the Catawba Nation's 144,000 acres. The adjacent map shows the present location of the Catawba Reservation and the municipalities of Tega Cay, Fort Mill and Rock Hill in relation to the historic Catawba Nation holdings.
The Catawba Indian Nation remains a viable tribe that is federally-recognized with land holdings that include a considerably smaller reservation on the Catawba River.
† City of Tega Cay, Comprehensive Plan 2008-2018, www.seetegacay.com, accessed October, 2017.