The Dunahoo Family has a tradition deeply rooted in land surveying that spans three generations. The tradition started in the early 1900s when L. A. (Lucious) House made land surveying his primary occupation and served as County Surveyor in Barrow County, Georgia. Horace Lucious (H.L.) Dunahoo, named for his uncle Lucious House, had a great fascination with the staff compass and began learning the trade as a young school boy. In 1938, H. L. began his career in land surveying. He was elected to the position of County Surveyor and opened his office in the Barrow County Courthouse. Governor Ellis Arnold appointed H. L. Dunahoo to survey the county line dividing Gwinnett and Dekalb Counties. For several months he surveyed the thirty two mile line, defined as the Old Hightower Indian Trail, and prepared maps to define the line for future generations. Until his death, H. L. Dunahoo was a well respected surveyor in both Georgia and South Carolina.
Four generations serving Northeast Georgia since 1938.
W. T. Dunahoo (far left) opens his office in Winder in 1969.
Certificate from Georgia Governor Lester Maddox commissioning W. T. Dunahoo to the office of Barrow County Surveyor in 1969.
1987 Article in the Winder News
W. T. Dunahoo, RLS, and Nicole Dunahoo Wall, RLS
W. T. Dunahoo has three grandsons and Don has two grandchildren.
The Dunahoo Family tradition of land surveying and engineering is likely to continue into a fourth generation.
Teaching the Fourth Generation - W. T. Dunahoo showing his three grandsons their Great-Grandfather’s
1960 Gurley Transit at an early age.
Teaching the Fourth Generation - Terrell Wall in the field.
Terrell is currently a geospatial science major at Kennesaw State University with a concentration in surveying and mapping. He recently received the Ben W. Fortson, Jr. scholarship from the Surveying and Mapping Society Education Foundation, as well as the KSU GeoSurvey Endowed Scholarship.