Named for a city in Italy, Florence is located in Lauderdale County
), on the banks of the Tennessee River near the Joe Wheeler State Park
which places it in the Florence, Alabama
The city is rich with museums and historical buildings including the Rosenbaum House, Indian Mound Museum, W.C. Handy Home, Museum and Library, Pope's Tavern Museum, and the Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum House.
Some of the local schools provide excellent education to the area of which include the University of North Alabama, Faulkner University, and the International Bible College.