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Florence County, South Carolina

29501, 29505

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Page Contents for Florence, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Florence is approximately 29,813 (1990), 37056 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,790 (1990), 14979 (2010).
The amount of land area in Florence is 38.201 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.066 sq kilometers.
The distance from Florence to Washington DC is 363 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Florence is positioned 34.18 degrees north of the equator and 79.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Florence elevation is 149 feet above sea level.
Florence average temperature is (daytime) 63.2 degrees F.


80 miles east of Columbia, South Carolina.
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Temperate. Though temperatures are mild all year long, there is a mild winter with occasional below freezing temperatures. It is generally warm from April through September.
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History & History Related Items

Florence began as a railroad center. It was used for movement of troops and supplies in the Civil War. Wayside Hospital was for Confederate Troops. The Northeastern Railroad built shops and was the major employer in the late 1800's. It was named by General William Wallace Harllee, President of Wilmington and Manchester Railroad, after his daughter, Florence. The city shows on maps as early as 1854. It was chartered as a city in 1890.
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The founding of Florence


The incorporation of Florence

24 December 1890


Pee Dee State Farmers Market
Phone: 843-665-5154

Francis Marion University Planetarium
Phone: 843-661-1250

The Florence Museum of Art, Science and History & Timrod Park & Shrine
Graham & Spruce St.
Phone: 843-662-3351
See a 1917 Vulcan Steam Locomotive at the museum plus many other artifacts and items from the local history. Next door is Timrod Park which commemorates Henry Timrod, the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy.

The War Between the States Museum
107 South Guerry Street
Florence, South Carolina 29501
Phone: (843) 669-1266

Florence Air and Missile Museum
2.5 miles east on US 301 at the airport entrance.
Phone: 843-665-5118

Information about Florence at online!

The Florence Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 321
Florence, SC 29502-3211
Phone (843) 661-2541

The Florence Ballet

Learn about Florence

Florence is the largest city in Florence County and serves as the county seat.
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Florence City Government

Florence has a City Manager/City Council form of government

The City of Florence

The Florence City County Civic Center
Phone: 843-679-9417

Florence City Manager
180 N. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501-3456
Phone: 843-665-3113

The Florence Civic Center website

PeeDee Tourism Commission
3290 W. Radio Drive
Florence, South Carolina, 29502-7805
Phone: 843-669-0950

Florence Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
610 W. Palmetto St.
P.O. Box 948
Florence, SC 29503
Phone: 843-665-0515

Florence Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
610 W. Palmetto St.
P.O. Box 948
Florence, SC 29503
Phone: 843-665-0515

Florence Libraries

The Florence Public Library
319 S. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501-4707
Phone: 843-662-8424

Florence Schools

Florence School District 01
319 S. Dargan St.
Florence, SC 29506-2538
Phone: 843-669-4141

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