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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Downtown Wooster

This map shows the growing number of families who settled in Wooster by 1826 and includes some familiar names of early wealthy landowners such as Larwill, Bever, and Quinby.

John Larwill was among the first surveyors and also holds the title of constructing the house in Wooster, which once stood in a space now occupied by a paint store.

The current downtown Wooster courthouse serves as a reminder of one of the conditions for Wooster’s position as county seat, which was to construct a courthouse.

General David Wooster was a military figure in the Revolutionary War, and although he does not share any direct ties with the initial surveyors, they selected him as the town’s namesake.

William Henry was a prominent figure in Wooster’s early history as he was both an initial surveyor and served as a judge for the Court of Common Pleas.

The Larwill brothers, John Bever, and William Henry laid out the town center and main streets of Wooster in 1808.
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