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Irmo, South Carolina
Town
Location in South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°5′33″N 81°11′10″W / 34.0925°N 81.18611°W / 34.0925; -81.18611Coordinates: 34°5′33″N 81°11′10″W / 34.0925°N 81.18611°W / 34.0925; -81.18611
Country United States
State South Carolina
Counties Lexington, Richland
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 354 ft (108 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,039
 • Density 2,673/sq mi (1,032.0/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29063
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-35890[1]
GNIS feature ID 1231420[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

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

Irmo is home to the annual Okra Strut.

Origin

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.

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