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Our Genealogy Helper for Florence ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Florence (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Florence. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Florence is located in Pamlico County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pamlico County: Beaufort, Carteret & Craven.

Below are the counties that are near Florence. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Florence:

  • Pamlico County     (The home county of Florence)
    • Vandemere [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandemere
      • Vandemere [Pamlico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandemere
    • Mesic [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesic
      • Mesic [Pamlico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesic
    • Pamlico [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamlico
      • Pamlico [Pamlico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pamlico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamlico
    • Merritt [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritt
      • Merritt [Pamlico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritt
    • Stonewall [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Pamlico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Hobucken [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobucken
      • Hobucken [Pamlico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobucken have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobucken
    • Bayboro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayboro
      • Bayboro [Pamlico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayboro<3>
    • Oriental [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriental
      • Oriental [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriental have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriental
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriental<3>
    • Bay City [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
      • Bay City [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
    • Alliance [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
      • Alliance [Pamlico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alliance<3>
    • Lowland [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowland
      • Lowland [Pamlico County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowland
    • Grantsboro [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsboro
      • Grantsboro [Pamlico County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsboro<3>
  • Beaufort County
    • Aurora [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
    • Edward [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edward
      • Edward [Beaufort County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edward<3>
    • Ransomville [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransomville
      • Ransomville [Beaufort County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ransomville
    • Blounts Creek [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blounts Creek
      • Blounts Creek [Beaufort County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blounts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blounts Creek
    • Bath [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Beaufort County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath<3>
    • Pomouk Indian Village [Beaufort County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomouk Indian Village
      • Pomouk Indian Village [Beaufort County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomouk Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belhaven [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belhaven
      • Belhaven [Beaufort County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belhaven<3>
    • Whitepost [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitepost
      • Whitepost [Beaufort County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Whitepost has also been known as:
      • White Post
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitepost
    • Pantego [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantego
      • Pantego [Beaufort County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pantego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantego
    • Washington Park [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Park
      • Washington Park [Beaufort County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Park
    • Chocowinity [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chocowinity
      • Chocowinity [Beaufort County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chocowinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chocowinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chocowinity<3>
    • Washington [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Beaufort County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
  • Carteret County
    • Sportsmans Village [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sportsmans Village
      • Sportsmans Village [Carteret County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sportsmans Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sportsmans Village
    • Cedar Island [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Island
      • Cedar Island [Carteret County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Island<3>
    • North River [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North River
      • North River [Carteret County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North River
    • Sealevel [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sealevel
      • Sealevel [Carteret County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sealevel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sealevel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sealevel<3>
    • Stacy [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy
      • Stacy [Carteret County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy
    • Bettie [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettie
      • Bettie [Carteret County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettie
    • Atlantic [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic
      • Atlantic [Carteret County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic<3>
    • Otway [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otway
      • Otway [Carteret County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otway
    • Williston [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Carteret County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Davis [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Carteret County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • Yucca Village [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucca Village
      • Yucca Village [Carteret County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucca Village
    • Conner Village [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conner Village
      • Conner Village [Carteret County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conner Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conner Village
  • Craven County
    • Bachelor [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor
      • Bachelor [Craven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachelor
    • Fairfield Harbour [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield Harbour
      • Fairfield Harbour [Craven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield Harbour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Harbour
    • Spring Hope [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hope
      • Spring Hope [Craven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
    • Cherry Point [Craven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Point
      • Cherry Point [Craven County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Cherry Point has also been known as:
      • Cherry Point Landing
      • Cherrypoint Landing
      • Cherrypoint
    • Neuse Forest [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neuse Forest
      • Neuse Forest [Craven County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neuse Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neuse Forest
    • Riverdale [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Craven County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • Bridgeton [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
      • Bridgeton [Craven County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeton<3>
    • Hancock Village [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock Village
      • Hancock Village [Craven County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock Village
    • Havelock [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
      • Havelock [Craven County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
    • Manteo [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteo
      • Manteo [Craven County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteo
    • Slocum Village [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocum Village
      • Slocum Village [Craven County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocum Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocum Village
    • James City [Craven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James City
      • James City [Craven County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James City
  • Hyde County
    • Swan Quarter [Hyde County]
    • Scranton [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Hyde County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scranton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Fairfield [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Hyde County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Ocracoke [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocracoke
      • Ocracoke [Hyde County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocracoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocracoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocracoke<3>
  • Jones County
    • Pollocksville [Jones County]
    • Maysville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Jones County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Florence, see our County-by-County Page for Florence.

Newspapers Published in Florence ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 124 newspapers that have been published in the area around Florence.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Florence, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Florence.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Florence:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Florence ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Florence.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Florence covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Concord Church Cemetery
  • Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Broughton Cemetery
  • Watson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Watson Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Florence.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson Cemetery
  • Small Chapel UCC Cemetery
  • Rawls Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • High Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • High Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Hill Cemetery
    • Lee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lee Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Cemetery
    • White Hill FWB Church Cemetery
    • Cayton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cayton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cayton Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayton Cemetery
    • Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sand Hill Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill Cemetery
    • Oakhaven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakhaven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakhaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakhaven Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhaven Cemetery
    • James I. Moore Cemetery
    • Rowe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rowe Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowe Cemetery
    • Hollywood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollywood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollywood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hollywood Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Florence.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Florence had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Florence, with the one closest to Florence listed first.

  • Florence [Pamlico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Pamlico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Florence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Vandemere [Pamlico County]
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    • Vandemere [Pamlico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Florence
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vandemere had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mesic [Pamlico County]
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    • Mesic [Pamlico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mesic had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Pamlico [Pamlico County]
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    • Pamlico [Pamlico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Florence
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pamlico had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pamlico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maribel [Pamlico County]
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    • Maribel [Pamlico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Florence
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maribel had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maribel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stonewall [Pamlico County]
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    • Stonewall [Pamlico County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Florence
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stonewall had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hobucken [Pamlico County]
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      • Hobucken [Pamlico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Florence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hobucken had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobucken have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bayboro [Pamlico County]
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      • Bayboro [Pamlico County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 252 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayboro<3>
    • Kershaw [Pamlico County]
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      • Kershaw [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kershaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kershaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oriental [Pamlico County]
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      • Oriental [Pamlico County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oriental had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriental have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriental<3>
    • Alliance [Pamlico County]
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      • Alliance [Pamlico County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alliance<3>
    • Janeiro [Pamlico County]
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      • Janeiro [Pamlico County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Janeiro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janeiro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grantsboro [Pamlico County]
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      • Grantsboro [Pamlico County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Florence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grantsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsboro<3>
    • Arapahoe [Pamlico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arapahoe
      • Arapahoe [Pamlico County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arapahoe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arapahoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arapahoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arapahoe<3>
    • South Creek [Beaufort County]
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      • South Creek [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Florence
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Creek

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Florence. See our List of 1890's Communities around Florence.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Florence ...

While our initial data about Florence came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Florence in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Florence.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Florence:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Florence. See our Misc Page for Florence for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within North Carolina

About Pamlico County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Florence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pamlico County: www.co.pamlico.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Florence) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1443, Longitude: -76.6310       In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Florence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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