the florence national cemetery is located on the site of the florence stockade. in sept 1864 thousands of union prisoners of war were evacuated from the infamous camp sumter in andersonville georgia to florence. between sept 1864 and feb 1865 more than 2,800 union prisoners died here. at the national cemetery there is a walking trail of the site of...more
timrod park is home to the henry timrod school house and monument. henry timrod was known as the poet laureate of the confederacy. henry timrod was born in charleston and was educated at the university of georgia. timrod worked as a lawyer and submitted poems between 1848 and 1853 to the southern literary messenger. in 1856 timrod was hired as a...more
on march 11 th 1958 an airforce B47 bomber accidentally dropped a 7,600 pound atomic bomb on mars bluff about five miles east of florence. the bomb's high explosive trigger detonated on impact creating a crater 35 feet deep and 70 feet wide. the bomb destroyed the home of walter greggs and slightly damaged buildings in a five mile radius of the...more
Hampton Inn is probably my favorite mid-price hotel chain. I feel safe here, they have comfortable...more
On our trip, finally moving from the sad dirty South, we had to rest and unfortunately, at 3am in...more
Have stayed at this hotel more then once, usually 1-4 nights at a time. This hotel brings back...more
Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. It's a place where you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they...more
This place was just what I needed. We had just driven about 20 miles on I-95 in blinding fog and my nerves were frayed. Needed a quick cup of coffee and we got it here.Nice, clean place, very close to I-95; smiley counterperson; quick service; cheap price.Thanks for the pick-me-up Wendy's of Florencemore
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We stopped into the Save Mart to get some gas. The guy looked quizically at our car (laden with suitcases and clothes) and at our out-of-state NY plates. After I gassed up the car and went inside to pay, he glumly said that "that will be cash only". This was one of the few places in all of our east coast travels down I-95 that we could not use our credit card to pay for gas.
Was it me? was it the NY plates? was it store policy? I have no idea but I thought it was a curious custom.
Location was off I-95, off US52 about a quarter mile.
Florence appears to be a nice town for the most part so I was a bit surprised to see the crime reports for the city.There is an average annually of: 3 murders, 15 rapes, 120 robberies, 350 assaults, 200 auto thefts. Florence has nearly three times the crime index as an average American city.Wikipedia quotes that "Florence had the highest number of...more
A beautifully landscaped 18 hole course. The greens are large and contoured. The fairways are well bunkered rolling hills. The rough, especially into the tree line, is two strokes for many golfers.
The cost is $40-50 for 18 holes with cart. Please call ahead to schedule tee times because this is a semi-private club that holds internal and international outings and groups.
to get there:
(3540 Shadow Creek Road)
I-95 exit onto route 327 south. south on route 327 to connect to East Palmetto Street (conjoined US301 and route 327) and go east 1 mile. now go south on route 327 again (Francis Marion Road) to connect to route 57 (Claussen Road). go west on route 57 to Harleston Green Drive. see signs to the golf course