Irmo/South Carolina

21 Sep 2011 – The Palmetto State

South Carolina/SC is a state in the USA that borders Georgia/GA to the south, North Carolina/NC to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. With a pop of 4,625,384, SC has 46 counties in an area of 32,020 sq mi/82,931 sq km and its capital is Columbia.  The state bird is the Carolina Wren and Yellow Jessamine is the flower. Also known as the Palmetto State, it is rich in history going back to the 1700s when it was settled by English settlers from Barbados.

Linn & family lives in Irmo, where the Cherokee Indians once roamed the waterways and woodlands of this area while following the Cherokee Trail. A suburb of Columbia 12 miles outside of the city center with a pop of app 11,039 in an area of 4.1 sq mi/10.7sq km. Chartered in 1890, the town was named for 2officers of the local railroad whose names were IReall&MOseley.

Mon&Tue: busy getting to know my 5grandchildren better!

Wed: breakfast@Bruegger’s. A peaceful! morning walk around the Town Park and surrounding area with just Linn while all the kids were in school and nursery 🙂

Welcome Center with a wall mural of the railway & a train; African Methodist Episcopal/Young’s Chapel

Town Hall

Town Park with its floral 1) Swamp Hibiscus. 2) Abelia Kaleidoscope. 3) Castor Bean plant. 4) Zebra grass. Appreciations to Elizabeth Killen/Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce & Rick Woodley/Woodley’s Garden Center for providing the names.

The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad – John Moody