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Florence
Census-designated place
The post office in Florence
The post office in Florence
Country United States
State Indiana
County Switzerland
Township York
Elevation 476 ft (145 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47020
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-23728
GNIS feature ID 434612

Florence is an unincorporated census-designated place in York Township, Switzerland County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The Belterra Casino Resort & Spa is located just outside town.

History

The community was laid out in 1817 under the name New York. A post office was established under this name in 1827, and was renamed to Florence in 1847. The post office is still currently operating.

Geography

Florence is located at 38°47′03″N 84°55′28″W / 38.78417°N 84.92444°W / 38.78417; -84.92444.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Florence has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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