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Florence Police Department
Anson Shells(Chief of Police)
180 N Irby St,
Florence, SC, 29501

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The city of Florence, also called "Formal: The Magic City, – Informal: Flo-Town," was incorporated in December 24, 1890 and encompasses the following counties: Florence. Florence's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Stephen Wukela, (D), City Manager, who is currently David Williams.

Florence encompasses land area: 17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2), water area: 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2). The elevation is 138 ft (42 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 37,056. This equates to a population density of 2,091/sq mi (807.3/km2). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).

Zip codes in Florence include 29501-29506. Local area codes are 843. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 45-25810, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.cityofflorence.com/.

Florence ( /ˈflɔrəns/) is the largest city in and the county seat of Florence County, South Carolina, United States. Known as the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area, Florence adjoins Darlington to form the core of 'Pee Dee' region of South Carolina, an area that includes the eight counties of northeastern South Carolina along with sections in southeastern North Carolina. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population was 37,056 at the 2010 census. This 1997 All-America City finalist was founded as a railroad hub city; it became the junction of three major railroad systems: the Wilmington and Manchester, the Northeastern, and the Cheraw and Darlington. Today the city retains its status as a major hub, both for industry and infrastructure. In recent years the city has become a regional center for business, medicine, culture and finance.

Though Florence was part of one of the original townships laid out by the Lords Proprieters in 1719, it was slowly and thinly settled until the coming of the railroads. Prior to then, the Pee Dee River was the route of most commerce.[citation needed] Early settlers practiced subsistence farming and produced indigo, cotton, naval stores and timber, which were shipped downriver to the port at Georgetown and exported.[citation needed]

In the mid-19th century two intersecting railroads were built, The Wilmington and Manchester, and the Northeastern. Gen. W. W. Harllee, the president of the W & M road built his home at the junction, and named the community Florence, after his daughter.