county seat of Florence County, South Carolina, United States

Florence is a city in the Pee Dee Country Region of South Carolina. It was the site of the Florence Stockade, a Confederate POW camp, notably bad but still maybe not as bad as Andersonville, then a railroad hub, and nowadays a regional center for medical care and manufacturing, including as it sits at the terminus for I-20. Even though it got started rather late, in 1871, it's more or less the hub for northeastern South Carolina, aka Pee Dee Country.

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Florence Regional Airport has nonstop service to Charlotte on American Airlines.

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Florence Public Library
  • 1 Florence County Museum, 111 West Cheves St., +1 843 676-1200. Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 2-5PM. Art and local history. Antiques, paintings, Civil War, South West American Indian exhibits and more.
  • 2 Florence Stockade Visitor Center, Stockade Dr, +1 843 669-8783. Between 1864 and 1865, about 16,000 Union soldiers were held captive here, in abysmal conditions that consummated in the deaths of about 2,800 of these men. The site is not as developed as Andersonville State Historic Park is in Georgia today, but it still offers opportunity for a reflective mood.  
  • 3 Florence National Cemetery, 803 E National Cemetery Rd, +1 843 669-8783. M-F 8AM-4:30PM. Next to the stockade, this is where a lot of the POW camp casualties ended up.  
Florence National Cemetery

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  • Magnolia Mall Shopping Center, 2701 David McLeod Blvd., +1 843 669-0725. 10AM-9PM. Many well known stores inside such as Best Buy, Sunglass Hut, Express, JC Penney, Foot Locker, Barnes & Nobles, etc.

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Routes through Florence
Washington, D.C.Fayetteville  N    S  CharlestonSavannah
AugustaColumbia ← Jct N   S  W   E  END
FayettevilleLumberton  N   S  St. George → Jct W   ESavannah
Winston-SalemWadesboro  N   S  CharlestonEND
ColumbiaSumter  W   E  WilmingtonWrightsville Beach

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