10 Interesting Facts About Florence, Alabama

Facts About Florence, Alabama

Facts About Florence

  1. Florence is the largest and principal city of the Quad Cities commonly known as “The Shoals”.
  2. Established in 1830, UNA is Alabama’s oldest public 4-year institution.
  3. Florence has a total area of 25.0 square miles, of which 24.9 square miles is land, and 0.1 square miles is water.
  4. Florence is the most populous city of 30 places in the United States with the name Florence, which was slightly larger than Florence, South Carolina.
  5. Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Italian surveyor Ferdinand Sannoner, who named it after Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy.
  6. Florence, Alabama was incorporated in 1826.
  7. Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States.
  8. First Settlers arrived and established a trading post there about 1779. The area was later purchased by a land company whose stockholders included James Madison and Andrew Jackson.
  9. Florence is home to the largest American Indian mound in the Tennessee River Valley.
  10. Florence is part of the “Muscle Shoals” area, renowned for its contributions to the music industry.
Facts About Florence, Alabama
Facts About Florence, Alabama