Florence Guide Colorado

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Florence is a Statutory City located in Fremont County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,881 at the 2010 census, up from 3,653 in 2000. Florence was built as a transportation center, with three railroads including a small railroad depot for the trains that hauled coal from the neighboring towns of Rockvale and Coal Creek. Oil was first discovered in Florence in 1862, being the first oil center west of the Mississippi. In the early 1880s the town grew rapidly. The city was named after Florence, the daughter of local settler James McCandless. The town was incorporated in 1887.

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Elevation: 1,579 m
Area: 10.8 km²
Weather: 3°C, Wind N at 13 km/h, 64% Humidity
Population: 3,847 (2013)
Local time: Saturday 12:58 AM
Area code: 719

  1. Education
  • Florence High School
  • Fremont Middle School
  • Florence Christian School

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