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Florenceville is an unincorporated community located in Howard County, Iowa, United States. It is adjacent to the village of Granger, Minnesota.

Geography

Florenceville is located at 43°29'54" North, 92°7'58" West. Florenceville is in the northwest portion of section 10, Albion Township, Howard County. The Iowa-Minnesota state line forms the village's northern border. The Upper Iowa River runs through the village.

The area features a Karst topography. Niagara Cave, located a few miles northeast of the village, is one of the largest caves in the Midwest.

History

Florenceville, platted as Florence, sprang up in the mid-19th century. Originally, it had a mill, a post office and a general store. Now, mostly houses remain. The village has a Methodist church that closed in the 1960s. An annual reunion service brings former and current residents back together for a Sunday in the summer. The church building is now owned and maintained by the Howard County Historical Society.

Tourism and recreation

The village features a county park popular for softball games. An Amish community thrives in the area and tours of Amish country are available.

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