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Welcome to Irmo...

Home of the Irmo Okra Strut Irmo is the gateway to beautiful Lake Murray and a GREAT place to live. It is conveniently located near fine schools, shopping, recreation and, within 10 miles of Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina. The Town of Irmo falls within both Lexington and Richland counties.

Development has progressed over the years from adjacent rivers, Indian trails, railroads and interstate highways. One of the few antebellum homes to escape Sherman's destruction during the Civil War is the Lorick Home which now serves as the information center for the Lake Murray Tourism Association. Irmo was incorporated in 1890 and florished along railroad tracks. The town was named by combining the first two letters of the names of two railroad company men - C.J. IRedell and H. C. MOseley.

About 35 years later, work began on the largest earthern dam in the world (at that time) across the Saluda River to form Lake Murray. The dam (and the road atop it), Lake Murray, and the construction of Intersate 26 adjacent to Irmo in the late 1950s made possible the continuing rapid growth of the Irmo area. Today, Lake Murray is the focal point of water recreation in the Midlands area (Irmo, Columbia and Lexington) of South Carolina.

Irmo is also home to the annual "Okra Strut." The annual parade and festival raises funds for comnunity projects. Thousands come to Irmo in early fall for a weekend of live music, arts and crafts displays, races, okra sampling and an okra eating contest. The Okra Strut has been named as one of the "Best Ten Festivals in the Southeast."
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Today, Irmo means the excellent schools in award-winning School District 5 of Lexington & Richland Counties, highly sought after places to live in Irmo area subdivisions and communities and great shopping and recreation.

A Great Place to Live

Excellent schools, transportation access, shopping and recreation AND great housing value all make Irmo a great place to call home! Learn more about Irmo area (also Lake Murray, Lexington, and Columbia) Real Estate by contacting the Neighborhood Realtor for Irmo -- Mel Coker at RE/MAX Metro Associates. Call toll-free at (888) 528-2258.

Irmo area subdivisions and communities to call your HOME include: Lake Murray, Whitehall, Murraywood, Coldstream, Hillcreek, Avalon, Southwell, Quail Valley, Ashford, Clearwater, Wexford, Friarsgate, New Friarsgate, Wexhurst, Sandhurst, more to come... CLICK HERE to visit Mel Coker, Realtor, on the Internet

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Lake Murray - boat, fish, explore, have fun on a beautiful lake

School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties
Excellent schools for Irmo, St. Andrews, Harbison, Ballentine, Dutch Fork, Chapin

Columbia, SC - Irmo's neighbor and South Carolina's Capital City

Chapin, SC

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Irmo, SC 29063

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