Florence, Madison County, Ohio

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Florence, Ohio
Unincorporated community
Florence, Ohio is located in Ohio
Florence, Ohio
Florence, Ohio
Location of Florence, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°50′52″N 83°32′50″W / 39.84778°N 83.54722°W / 39.84778; -83.54722
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Madison
Elevation[1] 1,145 ft (349 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43140
Area code(s) 740
GNIS feature ID 1062768[1]

Florence is an unincorporated community in Paint Township, Madison County, Ohio, United States. It is located at 39°50′52″N 83°32′50″W / 39.84778°N 83.54722°W / 39.84778; -83.54722Coordinates: 39°50′52″N 83°32′50″W / 39.84778°N 83.54722°W / 39.84778; -83.54722,[2] along U.S. Route 42 between London and South Charleston.[3]

Florence was never platted; the community simply grew around a station built on the Pennsylvania Railroad.[4] As of 1915, the community contained one grain elevator, one general store, the railroad station and freight depot, and only a few houses.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Florence, Madison County, Ohio
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, 80.
  4. ^ a b Bryan, Chester E., History of Madison County, Ohio, B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, Pg. 182.