Florence is a town in Florence County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,319 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 54121. Florence is also the name of a census-designated place within the town about northwest of Iron Mountain, Michigan; the community is the county seat of Florence County. The unincorporated communities of Hematite, Pulp, Ridgetop, Spread Eagle, and Tyran are also located in the town.
Florence and the area surrounding belonged to the Menominee and was a hunting and trapping region until iron was discovered there in the 1870s. The Florence Mine was discovered in October 1874 by H. D. Fisher. The mine was named in 1879 after the wife of Nelson Powell Hulst, Florence Terry Hulst.
We all wish to call the new town and the mine Florence, to honor the first white woman who had courage enough to settle (for a while) in that rugged country.
I mean the first white woman known to us.
Will you permit your name to be used?
The county subsequently