Longwood is a rural township and district in northern Victoria, between Seymour and Benalla. It is 35 km north-east of Seymour and 120 km from Melbourne.

Longwood’s name is thought to have come from the island of St Helena. The island’s lieutenant governor had been accommodated in a house called Longwood, and the house became the place where Napoleon was kept when he was exiled to the island. A settler planted two willow cuttings reputedly taken from Longwood, St Helena, and when the site for Longwood was surveyed in the 1860s the name was adopted.

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