Place:Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States

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NameRichmond
Alt namesSmithvillesource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) X, 54
TypeCity
Coordinates39.83°N 84.891°W
Located inWayne, Indiana, United States     (1806 - )
Also located inWayne (township), Wayne, Indiana, United States    
Boston (township), Wayne, Indiana, United States    


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Richmond is a city largely within Wayne Township, Wayne County, in east central Indiana, United States, which borders Ohio. The city also includes the Richmond Municipal Airport, which is in Boston Township and separated from the rest of the city. It is sometimes called the "cradle of recorded jazz" because some early jazz records were made here at the studio of Gennett Records, a division of the Starr Piano Company.

Richmond is the county seat of Wayne County, and in the 2010 census, it had a population of 36,812. The city has twice received the All-America City Award, most recently in 2009.

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Research Notes

David Hoover and three other young men followed a section line from West Milton. Miami, Ohio in 1806 and are recognized as the founder of Richmond. The first name that the area was known as was Smithville. The locals did not like this name and so they had three members nominate a new name. David Hoover offered the name Richmond and in a vote the community choose Richmond.Citation needed


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source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog