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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: June 23, 2016
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Property Tax Records Online
Did you know that you can view and print your property tax records online? If you go to florencecountywi.com you will find a page with the box “Florence County Quicklinks” on the right side of the page. Click on Property Tax Records.
Here you can search by name or by parcel number. Once you have the correct record, select "taxes" or “assessment” on the left side of the page. Make sure that you select the proper tax year to see the amount due. Information is available about 1 week after tax bills have been distributed by the county treasurer to the township clerks. This is usually the first or second week of December.
Notice of Meeting to Adjourn Board of Review to Later Date
Town of Florence, Florence County
Board of Review will meet on the 9th day of May, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Florence Community Center located at 749 Central Avenue, Florence for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the thirty day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May pursuant to Sec 70.47(1) of Wis. Statutes.
Due to the fact the assessment roll is not complete at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 8th day of August, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Notice is hereby given this 21st day of April, 2016 by:
Shelly VanPembrook, Clerk/Treasurer Town of Florence
TOWN OF FLORENCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED
RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROJECT
A meeting will be held on May 24th, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at the Florence Community Center located at 749 Central Avenue, Florence to discuss the proposed Rural Development Grant Project with the public. Dean Freeberg, Senior Project Manager of Mead & Hunt, Inc. will be present along with Florence Utility Manager and Florence Town Board Members to explain the project and assist in answering any questions.
Following are a list of streets that will be affected:
Note: If you have any special needs or require special accommodations in order to attend town board meetings, please call 715-528-3595 or write PO Box 247, Florence, WI 54121
The information presented at this meeting can be viewed by clicking on the following pdf file to see the PowerPoint presentation shared with the public: