Irmo, South Carolina

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Irmo, South Carolina
"Gateway to Lake Murray and Tree City USA"
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Richland County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°05′10″N 81°10′59″W / 34.08611°N 81.18306°W / 34.08611; -81.18306Coordinates: 34°05′10″N 81°10′59″W / 34.08611°N 81.18306°W / 34.08611; -81.18306
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountiesLexington, Richland
 • Total6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Land6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
358 ft (109 m)
 • Total11,097
 • Density1,800/sq mi (690/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)803
FIPS code45-35890[1]
GNIS feature ID1231420[2]

Irmo is a town 12 miles outside of Columbia, South Carolina. There were 11,039 people living in Irmo as of the year 2000.

Geography[change | change source]

Irmo is found at 34°5′33″N, 81°11′10″W (34.092629, -81.186073).

The United States Census Bureau says the town has an area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). There is no water in that area.

Festivals[change | change source]

Irmo is home to the annual Okra Strut.

Origin[change | change source]

Irmo was chartered on Christmas Eve in 1890 because of the opening of the Columbia, Newberry, and Laurens Railroad. The strange name of Irmo was the result of putting together the names of Captain C.J. Iredell and Henry Moseley, two important figures in the founding of the town. The town of Irmo does not have an actual downtown area. It is only several clusters of suburban neighborhoods.

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Irmo

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