In 1979 the town built and opened the first Town Hall in the history of Florence. Other public facilities currently include a post office, library, health center and four public schools. The town also has an institution of higher education at Wesley College.
As of the year 2013, the City of Florence has four public schools, one private school, and many new businesses. A city hall was also built to accommodate this growing city! In 2004, a new street was dedicated, Earl Clark Drive, which gave Florence a true town square. Driving or walking the sidewalk along the square showcases the charm of this southern city. A person taking a walking tour around the square would see the City Hall and Police Department, U.S. Post Office, Florence Middle School, and many new businesses.
Florence, Mississippi is truly a city with a rich history and an exciting future!