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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.

 

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David Hoover’s Surveying Tools
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