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Welcome to Florence ...

So far, we have found very little information about Florence. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Florence to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Florence, please Contact Us.


Florence would have been located within present day Hand County<2>.

The location of Florence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Florence had a population of 374 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Florence is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Florence was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Florence once stood is in the (605) area code.

Communities Also Named Florence ...

While we believe that this Florence is located in Hand County, we know of another 2 South Dakota communities named Florence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Codington and Pennington County.

Beyond South Dakota, there are 63 communities that are also named Florence - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Florence.

Communities near Florence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Florence.

  • Miller [Hand County]
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    • Miller [Hand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<7>
  • Polo [Hand County]
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    • Polo [Hand County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
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    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<7>
  • Miranda [Faulk County]
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    • Miranda [Faulk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miranda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Zell [Faulk County]
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      • Zell [Faulk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orient [Faulk County]
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      • Orient [Faulk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<7>
    • Ree Heights [Hand County]
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      • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<7>
    • Rockham [Faulk County]
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      • Rockham [Faulk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockham<7>
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
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      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the southeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<7>
    • Tulare [Spink County]
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      • Tulare [Spink County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Florence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Florence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Florence. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Florence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Florence. See our Newspapers Page for Florence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Hand, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Florence.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Florence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 44.6916, Longitude: -98.9893       In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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