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A Taste of Florence, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FLORENCE?

  1. Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 39,319.

  2. Florence is renowned for its annual tourism events, including W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer, and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home located in Alabama.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $28,330, and the median income for a family was $40,577.



Radio Stations
WMSR 94.9 FM Collinwood, TN Top-40
WYTK 93.9 FM Rogersville, AL Sports
W237AQ (WUHT) 95.3 FM Killen, AL Urban Contemporary
W266AU (WMXV) 101.1 FM Florence, AL Urban Contemporary
WMXV 101.5 FM Saint Joseph, TN Urban Contemporary
WKAC 1080 AM Athens, AL Oldies
WEUV 1190 AM Moulton, AL Gospel Music
WBCF 1240 AM Florence, AL News/Talk
WZZA 1410 AM Tuscumbia, AL Rhythmic Oldies
WLAY 1450 AM Muscle Shoals, AL Variety

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Demographics of Florence, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.0%

19.4%

0.4%

1.4%

3.6%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Florence, Alabama

     
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Businesses in Florence, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. C & D Hair Care -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   326 E. Tennessee St. Florence, AL 35630 (256) 760-007

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Shoals News Leader -  Category: African American Newspaper -   412 South Court Street, Post Office Box 1404, Florence, AL, 35630 (205) 766-5542

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. W. C. Handy Home, Museum & Library -  Category: Museum -   620 West College Street Florence, AL 35630 (256) 760-6434 - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Big Daddy's Bar-B-Que -  Category: Bar-B-Que -   305 Coffee Rd. Florence, AL 35630 (256) 760-9935

  2. Big Ed's -  Category: Cajun/Creole -   1411 Huntsville Rd. Florence, AL 35630 (256) 740-5455

  3. C Mor's Bar-B-Q -  Category: Bar-B-Q -   3721 Florence Blvd. Florence, AL 35634 (256) 757-6548

  4. Cooley's Corner Cafe -  Category: Southern/Soul -   8250 County Road 189 Florence, AL 35633 (256) 760-1762

  5. Sheila's Family Diner -  Category: American, Southern/Soul -   115 County Rd. 30 Florence, AL 35634 (256) 767-7776

  6. Swamp John's Catfish -  Category: Seafood -   4136 Florence Blvd Florence, AL 35634 (256) 757-6900   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


A weeklong tribute to the "Father of the Blues", W.C. Handy. Great Jazz and Blues music can be heard throughout the Florence, AL & the Shoals at restaurants, theatres, malls, parks and other locations.

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CHURCHES



  1. Hopewell AME Church -  1300 County Road 61, Florence, AL (256) 767-4902

  2. New Rock Church-God in Christ -  11712 Lauderdale County Road 6, Florence, AL 35630 (256) 767-1778

  3. Oak Grove Ame Church -  26575 County Road 14, Florence, AL (256) 766-6975

  4. Revival Center COGIC -  101 Lanett Street, Florence, AL 35633 (256) 764-0775

  5. St Paul AME Church -  129 South Cherokee Street, Florence, AL (256) 764-3900

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. W.C. Handy Music Festival
    ( Late July or early August)     - (visit website)

    Musicians from around the country descend upon the Shoals. Area restaurants offer live music most nights, and artists often perform in Wilson Park or along streets downtown. Though the focus was originally on blues and jazz, the musical selection now includes rock, country, gospel and others. The festival, the largest in the Shoals area, also includes educational events, art shows, athletic competitions, great food, and more.


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