Florence, Maryland

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Florence is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.[1] A postal stop[clarification needed] operated in Florence between June 17, 1868 and March 31, 1906.[2] Governor Edwin Warfield taught in the neighborhood one room schoolhouse.

The town was named by Gassaway Watkins Warfield before his death in Camp Chase while serving in the Confederate Army. The town was located at the crossroads of Florence road and Jennings Chapel road. Jennings Chapel was named for Dr. Samuel Kennedy Jennings after the congregation relocated from the Crapster schoolhouse.[3]

By 1870, the population increased to 16 and 25 by 1880.[4]

Picketts general store for the town was destroyed by fire in 1909.[5]

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  1. ^ Maryland. Agricultural College; College Park; Calvin Grant Church. Alumni Record of the Maryland Agricultural College: 1914. p. 148. 
  2. ^ "Checklist of Maryland Post Offices" (PDF). Smithsonian National Postal Museum. 12 July 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Howard's Roads to the Past. Howard County Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, 2001. 2001. p. 20. 
  4. ^ Howard's Roads to the Past. Howard County Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, 2001. 2001. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Maryland. Court of Appeals. Maryland Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Volume 117. p. 639. 

Coordinates: 39°18′37″N 77°06′31″W / 39.31028°N 77.10861°W / 39.31028; -77.10861