Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Town of Irmo

Marker ID: SCHM 32-19
Location: Corner o/Woodrow St & Columbia Ave., Irmo
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 34° 5.038    W 081° 10.9
  34.08396666    -81.18166666
Style: Free Standing **


The Town of Irmo was established in a small farming community when the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad constructed its line here in February of 1890. The town was incorporated by the SC General Assembly in December of 1890. The original town limits extended ´h mile north, south, east, and west from the depot, which was located near here.

Irmo was incorporated in 1890 and, according to tradition, took its name from the last names of C. J. Iredell and H. C. Moseley, officers of the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad, who were involved in planning and developing the town. A number of the town´s streets were named for early railroad officials.

Erected by The Town of Irmo - 1989


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