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Lauderdale County,


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"The Renaissance City"

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.

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35630, 35633

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Florence is approximately 36,426 (1990), 39319 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,913 (1990), 17267 (2010).

The amount of land area in Florence is 60.853 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.247 sq kilometers.
The distance from Florence to Washington DC is 681 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 189 miles. (as the crow flies)
Florence is positioned 34.82 degrees north of the equator and 87.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Florence location: on the beautiful Tennessee River in the northwest corner of the state

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Florence attractions:

One of 13 cities encompassing the "Shoals Area," Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County. It is a "Sister City" to Florence, Italy.

Wilson Lock and Dam - one of the highest single-lift locks in the world

Renaissance Tower - provides a panoramic view of the Tennessee River and the Shoals Area,featuring a restaurant at the top and the Alabama Shoals Aquarium.

Florence Conference Center - state-of-the-art meeting facility constructed with Florence's Italian Renaissance in mind.

W.C. Handy Home and Museum - W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues, was born in Florence. His home was restored and now houses memorabilia, musical instruments, and original manuscripts from someof his works.

Pope's Tavern and Museum - constructed over 150 years ago. Now a museum, the Pope's has functioned as a tavern, stage shop, and a confederate hospital.

Kennedy Douglas Center for the Arts

Indian Mound and Museum - houses artifacts dating back some 10,000 years of the native Americans history.

The University of North Alabama - located in historic downtown Florence; established in 1872 as the first state supported teacher college south of the Ohio River; a 4-year institution offering academicprograms in more than 25 majors within four schools - business, education, arts & sciences, and nursing)

Northwest Shoals Community College - 2-year, state supported comprehensive community college

For more information on these and other points of interest, please contact Florence-Lauderdale Tourism at 256-740-4141.

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Economy & Industry

Florence economy: Tourism is our largest industry.
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