Florence is located in the coastal plain of South Carolina.The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery.and the burial ground adjacent to the prison became the Florence National Cemetery after the war and now has expanded.After the war, Florence grew and prospered, using the railroad to supply its cotton, timber, and by the turn of the century, tobacco.The area forms the core of the historical "Pee Dee" region of South Carolina, which includes the eight counties of northeastern South Carolina, along with sections of southeastern North Carolina. Prior to its charter, the city was part of one of the original townships laid out by the Lords Proprietors in 1719.
It is the county seat of Florence County and the primary city within the Florence metropolitan area.
Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The MSA had a population of 884,975 in 2016, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in The Carolinas.
Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area.
According to United States Census Bureau, the CSA had a population of 1,442,117 as of 2016, making it the largest CSA in the state.