Florence, Indiana

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Florence
Census-designated place
The post office in Florence
The post office in Florence
Florence is located in Indiana
Florence
Florence
Coordinates: 38°47′03″N 84°55′28″W / 38.78417°N 84.92444°W / 38.78417; -84.92444Coordinates: 38°47′03″N 84°55′28″W / 38.78417°N 84.92444°W / 38.78417; -84.92444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Switzerland
Township York
Elevation[1] 476 ft (145 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47020
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-23728[2]
GNIS feature ID 434612

Florence is an unincorporated census-designated place in York Township, Switzerland County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] The Belterra Casino Resort & Spa is located just outside town.

History[edit]

The community was laid out in 1817 under the name New York.[4] A post office was established under this name in 1827, and was renamed to Florence in 1847. The post office is still currently operating.[5]

Geography[edit]

Florence is located at 38°47′03″N 84°55′28″W / 38.78417°N 84.92444°W / 38.78417; -84.92444.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Florence has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Florence, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Wissing, Douglas (Mar 1, 2001). Indiana. Globe Pequot. p. 16. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Switzerland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Florence, Indiana

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