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- Population (at 2010 census) was 2487
- Charles White Whittlesey, Medal of Honor recipient in World War I, was born in Florence.
- The Town of Florence maintains 119.21 miles of roads and streets--64.41 miles are paved road and 54.35 miles are gravel.
- Florence is the County seat for Florence County.
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A Little History of the Town. . .
From the Heritage of Iron & Timber 1880-1980
Published for Florence County, Wisconsin, 1980
The Townsite of Florence is Laid Out
In 1879 Mr. VanDyke and Mr. Hagerman, financiers, purchased a three-fourths interest, arranged for railroad extension because of the good work done in this mining region by Mr. N.P. Hulst and called the mine in Florence in honor of Mrs. Florence Hulst, his wife. This name was first applied to the iron mine, then to the town and county. The following is an account of the letter sent to Mrs. Florence Hulst on December 15, 1879 by Mr. J.J. Hagerman President of the Menominee Mining company:
Mrs. Hulst -- The time is come when we must give a name to the new town in Wisconsin at the end of the Railroad now building, and to the new mine in the vicinity, now called the Eagle, but which name we do not wish to keep, as there is already an Eagle P.O. in Wisconsin. The Company owns all the land around the lake, where the town will be located. It will be a lively town. We shall put an anti-whiskey clause in all deeds and we expect it will be as much noted for its temperance and morality as for its -- well, anything the future may develop. We all wish to call the new town and the mine FLORENCE, in honor of the first white woman who had courage enough to settle (for a while) in that rugged country. I mean the first white woman known to us.
Will you permit your name to be used?
Thus the town and mine had been given a name, a very prim and proper name!
Because of the mine people rushed into the region and by 1880 Mr. Fisher laid out the townsite, putting a number of lots upon the market. He said he would put the lots in at government prices selling the ordinary lots from $100.00 while the corners sold for $150.00.
In sixty days Mr. Fisher had sold $60,000 worth of realty. The population at this time was 50 people. In a short time a blast furnace was put up as was a foundry, five coal kilns, a large sawmill and a cheese factory.
Notices for the Town of Florence
The Town of Florence Office is located at 749 Central Avenue. It is in the corner of the Community Center building. The mailing address for the Town of Florence is P.O. Box 247; Florence, WI 54121.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone Number: 715-528-3595
Fax Number: 715-528-3591
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This page was last updated: March 20, 2019
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2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Payments
Payments for Real Estate Taxes are now collected at the Florence County Treauser's Office. Personal Property Tax payments are now collected at the Town of Florence Office. The details for the payment instructions are listed below:
REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS - REMITTANCE INSTRUCTIONS
For full payment and second installment payments, please make check or money order payable to the Florence County and mail to:
Donna Liebergen, County Treasurer P.O. Box 410 Florence, WI 54121
To insure getting proper credit, all checks should include the parcel number(s) of the properties they are to cover. The second installment is payable to the Florence County Treasurer at the Florence County Courthouse by July 31.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS - REMITTANCE INSTRUCTIONS
There are no installment payments on Personal Property Taxes except for buildings on leased lands only, which would be accepted under the two payment plan. Any Personal Property payments made after January 31 should go directly to the Town of Florence. Interest is charged at 1% per month or fraction, beginning February 1 until paid.
Shelly VanPembrook, Treasurer P.O. Box 247 Florence, WI 54121
To insure getting proper credit, all checks should include the parcel number(s) of the properties they are to cover.
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TOWN OF FLORENCE RESIDENTS
Notice is hereby given that a public test of the electronic voting equipment
to be used in the
April 2nd, 2019 Spring Election
will be held on
March 25th, 2019
at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Office.
(749 Central Avenue – Florence, WI)
Shelly VanPembrook, Clerk/Treasurer
TOWN OF FLORENCE
The Annual Meeting for the Town of Florence will be held
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Florence Community Center
located at 749 Central Avenue.
Town of Florence -- Absentee Ballots Available
April 2, 2019 Spring Election
Town of Florence voters may vote by absentee ballot for the April 2, 2019 Spring Election in the Clerk's Office during regularly scheduled hours now through March 29, 2019. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note, the Town of Florence will be open until 5:00 p.m. for voting purposes on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29. If you are registered to vote in the Town of Florence, you just need to bring your photo id with you and you are able to vote in the Town Office.
If you are unable to make it to the office, you can request in writing to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. In most cases, we will need a copy of your photo id on file with the request -- unless you have already submitted it with a previous request or you are an indefinitely confined voter. You can mail, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or fax 715-528-3591, a request to have a ballot mailed to you. The last day to submit a request for a ballot to be mailed to you is Thursday, March 28.
Regardless of when you receive and mail your ballot, it must be returned and received by our office on/by Election Day in order for your vote to count. For this reason, we suggest you vote and mail your ballot as soon as possible.