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Florence, SC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofflorence.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.florencescchamber.com/

Population:
30248 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1853 (railroad), 1871 (charter), 1890 (incorporated)

County:
Florence County

Named for Florence Harllee, daughter of railroad president William Wallace Harllee.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Francis Marion University
1970

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David M. Beasley
Politician
26-Feb-1957   Governor of South Carolina, 1995-99
Harry Carson
Football
26-Nov-1953   NY Giants Linebacker, Hall of Famer
Emmett J. Rice
Economist
21-Dec-1919 10-Mar-2011 Federal Reserve Governor, 1979-86
Patricia Timmons-Goodson
Judge
18-Sep-1954   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Steve Windom
Politician
6-Nov-1949   Lt. Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John L. McMillan
Politician
12-Apr-1898 3-Sep-1979 Congressman from South Carolina, 1939-73
Melvin Purvis
Government
26-Oct-1903 29-Feb-1960 Top G-man of the 1930s



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