Longwood is a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 13,657 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Coastal tribes used "The Senator", a 3000-year-old bald cypress which burned down in 2012, to find their way over land from the St. Johns River to trading grounds at Spring Hammock. Later, when Creek Indians and others from the tribes of the Southeast United States fled into Spanish Florida and settled new villages among escaped African slaves, they became the Seminoles.