Area Information

Florence County is located in the northeastern quadrant of the state of South Carolina in the coastal plain physiographic region. The county’s eastern boundary is the Great Pee Dee River, a system whose drainage basin consists of some 8,830 square miles within North Carolina and South Carolina. At its eastern point, Florence County is less than 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The broad coastal plain region of the southeast United States is characterized by nutrient-rich sandy loam soils that are ideal for the production of a variety of agricultural crops. Historically a cotton growing area, the greater Florence Region is now recognized as the center of the "flue cured" or "bright" tobacco belt in the United States. Other prominent agricultural products include soybeans, coastal hay, and both hardwood and softwood forest products. Florence County’s climate is best described as temperate, but with four distinct seasons. While occasional "polar express" air masses reach the area during winter, it is highly unusual for daily high temperatures to remain below 50 degrees fahrenheit. The average growing season in the area is 241 days.

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