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Florence  --  A City of Character

Florence is the largest city in the Northeastern portion of South Carolina.  Chartered in 1871, the original township formed as a railroad terminal.   Today, Florence is a community with a population of approximately 33,000 residents.  This mid-sized city is large enough to support museums, festivals, cultural events, and sporting events while it still maintains a small-town atmosphere.  more...

Approximately 80 miles Northeast of Columbia, SC, Florence is the largest city in Florence County.  The city  is located at the intersection of I-95 about midway between New York and Miami.   By highway, it is 100 miles North of Charleston, SC; 90 miles South of Fayetteville, NC; and about 70 miles West of Myrtle Beach, SC.  Florence is also accessible by a regional airport, twenty trucking terminals, amtrak, and CSX railways. See map.

The climate of Florence is temperate. Winters are usually mild although temperatures may dip into the teens. The warm season begins in April and extends into September. The annual average daytime temperature is 63.2 degrees.