Florence is a small town in Oregon, located in the middle of the Oregon coast at the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Siuslaw River. It lies between the other coastal towns of Coos Bay and Newport on U.S. Route 101, a scenic highway. Approximately 9,000 people live in Florence full-time, though many tourists visit its beaches each year.
A Brief History
Originally home to the Siuslaw tribe, Florence was incorporated as a city sometime between 1850 and 1875. The name Florence has unknown origins, though the leading theories are that it was either named after A.B. Florence, the state senator who represented Lane County from 1858 to 1860 or after the French sailing vessel Florence that wrecked at the mouth of the Siuslaw River in 1875.
These days, Florence is mainly a tourist destination as the logging, commercial fishing, and agriculture industries continue to shrink. Tourists looking to enjoy sparsely populated, sandy beaches feel right at home here. Attractions include Mo’s Restaurants, famous for their clam chowder, Three Rivers Casino Resort, the annual Rhododendron Festival, the Sea Lion Caves, and other beachy happenings.
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