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Originally a watering and refueling stop for trains in the area, Irmo was established in1890 and was named after two officials of the railroad – Mr. Iredell and Mr. Moseley. Irmo is located 10 miles west of downtown Columbia and today offers housing in many price points to its approximately 13,000 residents. Offering abundant shopping, hotels, and dining, the area is a popular destination for leisure and recreation. For example, Columbiana Centre is Columbia’s largest mall and the Irmo Okra Struct is a popular local festival.