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Seminole County

Year Founded: 1875Founded by: Edward Warren Henck


Longwood is the oldest city in Seminole County, founded in 1875 by Edward W. Henck of Boston, Massachusetts. Longwood was named after a fashionable suburb of Boston and has been known as the “Friendly Crossroads.” Longwood has an active historical society that serves to record the history of Longwood. It also has a historical commission that is appointed to review and comment on proposed new buildings and modifications of existing buildings in the historic district. A pocket of Victorian charm, tucked away between U.S. 1792 and I-4, Longwood has grown into a community encompassing lovely residential facilities catering to golfers, swimmers, boaters and children, who enjoy scheduled and supervised summer camp activities.

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