Seminole is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,890 at the 2000 census. As of 2007, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,195. St. Petersburg College has a campus in the city.
The first Seminole church was Methodist, known as Marvin Chapel. In 1928 a hurricane destroyed the chapel. The Seminole United Methodist Church was built on this property; it remains there today.
Thurston Groves was developed by Bruce Hall in 2001 on the site of a former orange grove, the home of J.T. and Marguerite Thurston. The land was purchased by Mr. Thurston in 1917. In 1998, widowed, Mrs. Thurston passed away at 92 years of age. Her 38 – acre grove was the largest remaining in Pinellas County. The groves are gone today; in place of the orange trees, a development of homes called Thurston Groves.
Notable Seminole Residents:
- Casey Kotchman – Major League Baseball Player
- Brittany Lincicome – Professional Golfer, Winner of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
- Randy Savage – Pro wrestler
- Bobby Wilson (baseball) – Major League Baseball Player
- John Winter (meteorologist)