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Description:
The purpose of this category is to document specific cities, towns, airports, bridges, dams and buildings that are named after a person. Please only submit man-made structures named after a person.
Expanded Description:
To be accepted, your waymark must include coordinates taken by you and at least two large, original photographs, one close-up showing the name of the object/place, another showing a more general view.
Instructions for Posting a People-Named Places Waymark:

This category seeks to document places and structures named for a person. These include cities, towns, airports, bridges, dams or buildings. Please only submit man-made structures to this category.

Not Accepted:

  • Bodies of water
  • Land structures (mountains, hills, valleys, malls, plazas, etc.)
  • Streets/highways
  • Parks and Churches (these are covered by many other categories)
  • Places named for religious deities or mythical figures
  • Examples:

    • Reno, Nevada --------------------- YES!
    • Joe Louis Arena ------------------- YES!
    • Lee County, Virginia -------------- YES!
    • Walt Whitman Bridge ------------- YES!
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard--- NO!
    • James River ----------------------- NO!
    • Mt. Jefferson ---------------------- NO!
    • St. Michael's Church --------------- NO!

    It is a good idea to review some previously accepted submissions to this category before submitting your own. Here are specific posting requirements:

    Name: Include the name and location in the title.

    Examples:

    Coordinates:
    For counties, towns, cities, etc. the location of the coordinates must be at the city/town hall or county courthouse to help avoid duplicate postings. If none exist, then the local post office can be used.

    Quick Description:
    Example: "An iron tower named after its designer"

    Detailed Description:
    You must clearly and separately describe both the "Place" and the "Person" using at least one paragraph for each. Try to make the description thorough and interesting. It is helpful to label the beginning of each portion of your description.

    Example of a Detailed Description:

      The Place:
      "The Washington Monument is the world's tallest obelisk..." (one or more paragraphs of description)

      The Person:
      "George Washington was the first U.S. President..." (one or more paragraphs of description)

    We recommend using Google, Wikipedia, etc. to obtain interesting information to help with writing the description. We're looking for interesting, informative waymarks. If you copy word-for-word, please be sure to cite your sources. Quoted text must be accompanied by credits to the author/web-page or other printed source. Plagiarism is not permitted.

    If linking to other webpages it is your responsibility to make sure that they will be valid links in the future. It is best to add all pertinent information to your page in case the information in the U.R.L. gets changed or removed.

    Photo Requirement:
    At least two quality photos taken by you are required. No out of the car window photos allowed. One close-up photo that includes the name of the place/structure is required and at least one photo of the general area.


  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    • Please post a comment and photo.
    • A "visited" only remark will be deleted.
    • A "visited" remark by the 'Waymark Owner' at the time of posting is not appreciated and won't be accepted. If visiting at another time a "Visit" would be acceptable.
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    • Location of Coordinates
    • Related Web address (if available)
    • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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    People-Named PlacesTiger, Washington

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    One may be forgiven if their first impression here is that of a town named after a big, striped cat. Such was not the case, it turns out.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Washington

    date approved: 12/4/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesRuth Wattis Mitchell Earth Sciences Building - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    Ruth Wattis Mitchell Earth Sciences Building is located on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 12/4/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCecil H. Green Library - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    The Cecil H. Green Library (commonly known as Green Library) is the main library on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 12/4/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesDalkena, Washington

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    Dalkena is a good example of the eventually inevitable fate of a single industry town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Washington

    date approved: 12/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCusick, Washington

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    Cusick is a little town in Pend Oreille County in the northeastern corner of Washington State.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Washington

    date approved: 12/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesReardan, Washington

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    Acknowledging its agricultural heritage, Reardan has been celebrating the annual "Mule Days" festival for over a half century and counting.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Washington

    date approved: 12/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesArrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This sports and recreation center is located across the street from the Stanford Alumni Center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesFrances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This alumni center is located on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesBing Concert Hall - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    Bing Concert Hall is located on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWilliam R. Hewlett Teaching Center - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This building is located on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesPackard Electrical Engineering - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This building resides on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesJen-Hsung Huang Engineering Center - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This building is one of four buildings that make up the Science and Engineering Quad on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCecil H. and Ida M. Green Earth Sciences Research Building - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This building is one of four buildings that make up the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesRobert Crown Library - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    Robert Crown Library is part of the Stanford Law School on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesKnight Management Center - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This large complex is located in the heart of Stanford University.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesBurnham Pavilion - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This pavilion is located in the heart of Stanford University and is part of the Ford Center complex.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWilliam H. Neukom Building - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    The William H. Neukom Building is part of the Stanford Law School on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 11/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesVytautas the Great Mosque - Kaunas, Lithuania

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    Vytautas the Great Mosque (Lithuanian: Vytauto Didžiojo Mecete) is one of four remaining mosques in Lithuania. It is located in Centras eldership, Kaunas. It is the only brick mosque in Lithuania.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: Lithuania

    date approved: 11/16/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCarrington Hall - Redwood City, CA

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    Carrington Hall on the campus of Sequoia High School in Redwood City.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 11/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesRudi-Geil-Brücke - Lahnstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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    The Rudi Geil Bridge is a bridge over the Lahn in Lahnstein. The first bridge built in 1873 connects the two districts of Niederlahn and Oberlahnstein. It is named after the Lahnstein politician Rudi Geil.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 10/31/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesPenn Stohr Field - Plains, Montana

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    The Plains Airport was renamed Penn Stohr Field in October of 2006 to honour Penn Stohr, a local legend in the aviation world.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 9/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWinslow Hall - University of Maine - Orono, ME

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    Built in 1908-09 as the agricultural department building, Winslow Hall remains in use as the home of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Maine

    date approved: 9/10/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesGeorge Brett Bridge - Kansas City, MO

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    Named for the greatest Kansas City Royal of them all, the George Brett Bridge carries vehicular traffic on the Blue Ridge Cutoff across I-70 in eastern Kansas City, MO.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 9/1/2016

    last visited: 11/24/2016

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    People-Named PlacesZoé Vallé Memorial Library - Chester, NS

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    Built in 1850 as a residence for a sea captain, this little Cape Cod eventually became one of the very few libraries with a live-in librarian, as well as a memorial to its one time owner, Zoé Vallé.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Nova Scotia, Canada

    date approved: 8/23/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesMario-Adorf-Burgweg - Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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    The Mario Adorf Burgweg starts in the pedestrian area below the Genoveva Castle and uphill leads to the local castle with museum, then go once through the castle through and then continues over the Boemundring on the other side of the street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 8/19/2016

    last visited: never

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