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(Randolph County)

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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 Randolph County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Florence is 2,800 feet [853 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Florence is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Florence was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Florence still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Florence ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Florence and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   688   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goshen   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hacker Valley   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Helvetia   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Florence.

Communities Also Named Florence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Florence: This one is located in Randolph County and the other is located in Preston County.

Beyond West Virginia, 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, South Dakota (3), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Florence. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Florence.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Florence:

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The Communities of West Virginia

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Florence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Florence. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6429, Longitude: -80.2145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Florence.

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