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Florence, Kentucky in the 1960s

Florence Drive-In 1961 Starting in the late 1950's, Florence, Kentucky went through a housing boom. Many people moved to the area to work in factories in Cincinnati and thought Boone County was a great place to live. Because there weren't as many houses as families moving to the area, subdivisions were developed around the main town of Florence.

According to the U.S. Census, 5,837 people lived in Florence in 1960. That is a 340.5% increase over the 1950 population of 1,325! By the time the 1960's were over, Florence's population doubled to 11,661. 1)2) Most of the population lived in the new subdivisions.

Florence Baptist Church signIf you look beyond the sign, you can see what downtown Florence looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.
Corner of Turfway and Main St.Corner of Turfway Road and Main Street in Florence in 1961. You can see the sign points to Latonia Racetrack, which is now Turfway Park Racetrack.

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florence_kentucky_in_the_1960_s.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/28 15:59 by bstriker