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SEMINOLE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

SEMINOLE

  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 422,718.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Sanford.[2] Seminole County is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statisticial Area.

  • On July 21, 1821, two counties formed Florida: Escambia to the west and St. Johns to the east. In 1824, the area to the south of St. Johns County was designated Mosquito County, with its seat at Enterprise. The county's name was changed to Orange County in 1845 when Florida became a state, and over the next 70 years several other counties were created. Seminole County was one of the last to split.

  • Seminole County was created on April 25, 1913, out of the northern portion of Orange County by the Florida Legislature. It was named for the Seminole people who historically lived throughout the area. The name "Seminole" is thought to be derived from the Spanish word cimarron, meaning "wild" or "runaway."

  • Seminole County's location between Volusia County and Orange County has made it one of Florida's fastest-growing counties. The Greater Orlando Metropolitan District which includes Seminole, Osceola, and the surrounding counties of Lake and Orange counties, together with neighboring Volusia and Brevard counties create a viable, progressive and diverse setting for economic growth and residential development.

  • The following cities are in Seminole County: Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs.