Florence

Florence is the hub of an eight county region called the “Pee Dee”. It is the center for business, health care, communications, education, retail sales, cultural opportunities, and recreation.

"In 1888, the South Carolina General Assembly created the “County of Florence”, encompassing the towns of Timmonsville, Coward, and Lake City with the Town of Florence as its county seat."

"Florence is the hub of an eight county region called the “Pee Dee”. It is the center for business, health care, communications, education, retail sales, cultural opportunities, and recreation." 

Florence County. Accessed November 13, 2015. florenceco.gov

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Blue Sky - Artist, Part 2 | Profile
Blue Sky - Artist, Part 2 | Profile

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Blue Sky’s second work is located just outside of Florence County, S.C. Sky was commissioned to paint a historical piece, and Blue Sky chose to paint a mural of the Great Pee Dee River.
McNair, Ronald Erwin | South Carolina Public Radio
McNair, Ronald Erwin | South Carolina Public Radio

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“M” is for McNair, Ronald Erwin [1950-1986]. Astronaut. As a young child in Lake City, McNair had a keen interest in science. After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and State Technical...
Archie Hunter Photo Gallery | Digital Traditions
Archie Hunter Photo Gallery | Digital Traditions

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Archie Hunter of Florence belonged to the third generation of a family of traditional chairmakers. His grandfather began selling his handmade chairs to supplement the meager income from his Kershaw...
The Jamestown Foundation  | Making It Grow
The Jamestown Foundation | Making It Grow

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Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow Amanda McNulty travels to Jamestown in the Mars Bluff Community of Florence, SC and talks with Terry James about The Jamestown Foundation. The...
G-Man, Part 7 - Life After FBI | Carolina Stories
G-Man, Part 7 - Life After FBI | Carolina Stories

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Melvin Purvis smoothly moved on from the FBI, making endorsements for various everyday items, like safety razors, cars, and cereal. The Junior G-Man Club for children, and the Park Brothers’ Melvin...
G-Man, Part 2 - Early Life | Carolina Stories
G-Man, Part 2 - Early Life | Carolina Stories

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Melvin Purvis was born in 1903, the first son of a large family from Timmonsville. He studied law at the University of South Carolina without much enthusiasm, but graduated in 1925. When his love...
The Columns | History Of SC Slide Collection
The Columns | History Of SC Slide Collection

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The Columns, also known as the Rankin or Johnson House, was built near Florence by Dr. William R. Johnson around 1850-60. The full-façade porch of its Classical Revival architecture represents a style...