Introduction to Florence, Arizona
Florence was platted in 1866 by Colonel Levi Ruggles. It went on to be developed as the agricultural center of the county. The 1870s saw significant progress as silver was discovered in the nearby Silver King Mine. This attracted many people who sought work in the mines to the area. Florence was incorporated in 1900.
Florence and nearby Attractions
- McFarland State Historic Park
- Pinal County Historical Museum
- Brunenkant Building
- Pinal Pioneer Parkway
- Tom Mix Monument
- Gila River
Things To Do In Florence
Florence is located in a naturally scenic area, so sightseeing and spending time outdoors is a popular pastime in the area. There are over one hundred buildings in Florence which are listed on the National Register of Historic places. The downtown area has not changed much from what it was in the 1880s, and its historical importance makes it a popular tourist spot.
Flights are available from the Williams Gateway Airport.
Florence Higher Education
Courses for higher studies are available at Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College.