Florence
FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals (photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)
Lexington

Both the city and the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area (including four cities in Colbert and Lauderdale counties) are commonly called "the Shoals".

- Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Lauderdale is part of the Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as "The Shoals".

- Lauderdale County, Alabama

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Colbert County Courthouse Square District Historic Marker, September 2007

Colbert County, Alabama

County located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Alabama.

County located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Colbert County Courthouse Square District Historic Marker, September 2007

The largest city is Muscle Shoals.

Lauderdale County - north

Florence, Alabama

Adolph Metzner drawing of the "female college" in Florence
Harrison Plaza, University of North Alabama
Aerial view of Florence
O'Neal Bridge over the Tennessee River

Florence is a city in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwestern corner.

Florence is the largest and principal city of the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area commonly known as "The Shoals" (which also includes the cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia in Colbert County).

Location of The Shoals

Florence–Muscle Shoals metropolitan area

Location of The Shoals

The Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area, commonly known as The Shoals, is a metropolitan statistical area in northwestern Alabama including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield, and the counties of Lauderdale and Colbert.