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The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.

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29501, 29505

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Florence location: 80 miles east of Columbia, South Carolina.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Florence is 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.
Florence average temperature is (daytime) 63.2 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Florence history:

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.
The founding of Florence: 1871
The incorporation date of Florence: 24 December 1890

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Florence attractions:

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 FlorenceWeb.com online!

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

The Florence Ballet

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

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