South Carolina Richland County Lexington County Irmo
Irmo is located in the Midlands of South Carolina, just 12 miles northwest of Columbia
along I-26. Each September the town hosts the annual Irmo Okra Strut, a two-day okra celebration featuring a street dance, parade, and an okra eating contest!
The heart of downtown Irmo is the Irmo Town Park, which features walking paths, a gazebo, and an amphitheater for summer concerts. Just minutes from the park you'll find a great selection of shops and restaurants
Located just outside the city along the banks of the Saluda River
, Saluda Shoals Park
provides visitors with an abundance of recreational opportunities, including some of the state's best kayaking. This 400-acre regional park boasts picnic shelters, boat ramps, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
In the late 1800s Irmo was a thriving community next to new railroad tracks that ran along the high ridge between the Broad and Saluda Rivers. The town's name was formed by combining the first two letters of the names of two railroad company men – C. J. Iredell and H. C. Moseley.
Irmo is located in both Lexington County
and Richland County
. Columbia and Lexington
are the largest cities near Irmo. Here are maps of the of the Columbia area
and of the Lexington area
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Irmo Economic Development
Irmo News, Media
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