Florence Revisited recounts the rich and unique history of Florence, New Jersey through the lens of vintage images; some never before seen.
Known as "the Community with Character at the Bend in the River," Florence has a fascinating past and rich heritage. First inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape tribes, Florence is believed to be named after the daughter of Charles Macalester of Philadelphia, one of the area's first landowners who was instrumental in dividing Florence into lots for future homes in the early 1850s. Some early residents were decoy carvers, whose labors are in high demand today under the classification of Delaware River decoys, while others worked in foundries or as storekeepers, farmers, and fishermen. Picking up where Florence left off, Florence Revisited will provide information and enjoyment for those who are proud to call this town home, and it will spark an interest for old pictures, stories, and news articles about early families in Florence, New Jersey.