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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?Don't Know
Unions, Organized Labor?Don't Know

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Surely
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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Group(s) Excluded
Black;Asian

Comments
A Florence native write, "I began to think about my own town. Our population has always consisted of White people. It wasn%u2019t until my senior year in high school (2000-2001) that we had a Hispanic student and an African American student in the school. We also had one of those big sirens in the middle of town. I was told it went off when there was a fire and it did when I was very young. I called my mom and she confirmed that yes, Florence was a sundown town and still existed to be one until sometime in the 1980's (when I was already born). Wow! I couldn't believe what I was hearing!. I was so shocked to find out that this kind of thing happened in my home town."
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