David Hoover is credited with choosing the location of a new Quaker settlement that would one day become the city of Richmond.  He was a surveyor by trade, and when it came time to mark off John Smith’s land into building lots, Smith hired Hoover to accomplish the task.  Hoover would later serve as a Justice of the Peace, Circuit Court Judge, and Circuit Court Clerk over the course of his life.

The Wayne County Historical Museum has his original surveying tools on display.



David Hoover’s Surveying Tools
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