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Longwood is a city in Seminole County, Florida. The population was 13,657at the 2010 census. The city has a total area of 5.6 square miles. The city has two of the oldest trees in America within its borders The Senator and Lady Liberty.
The top employers in the area include UPS and D&A Building services among others. Longwood has four elementary public schools, two public middle schools and one public high schools.
History of Longwood
The earliest settlers to Longwood area arrived in the 1870s. John Neil Searcy came from Tennessee in March 1873 and Edward Warren Henck arrived from Boston in November of the same year. Both came by steamboat up the St. John’s river to Sanford and were soon granted Longwood homesteads. A small community began to develop. It is to be pointed out that there were no inhabitants in what is now the corporation of Longwood.