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Florence County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 4,423, making it the
second-least populous county in Wisconsin. Its county seat is Florence.
Florence County is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Florence County was named by H. D. Fisher in honor of Mrs. Florence Hulst, wife of Dr. N. P. Hulst of Milwaukee. The name was first applied to the Florence iron mine; and then to the town and county.
[Source: Kellogg, Louise Phelps. "Derivation of County Names" in Proceedings of the State Historical Society of
Wisconsin for 1909, pages 219-231.]
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Florence County, created in 1881 from Marinette and Oconto Counties, is named after Florence Hulst,
the first white woman to settle in the area. Located in northeast Wisconsin, the county seat is Florence.
In recognition of its biological richness and rarity. the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources established the 8,850-acre Spread Eagle Barrens State National Area in 1995.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 497 square miles (1,288 km2), of which, 488
square miles (1,264 km2) of it is land and 9 square miles (24 km2) of it (1.90%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: