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Description:
The purpose of this category is to document specific cities, counties, airports, bridges, dams and buildings that are 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, counties, airports, bridges, dams or buildings.

Not Accepted:

  • Bodies of water
  • Streets/highways
  • Parks and Churches - these are covered by many other categories
  • Places named for religious deities or mythical figures

Examples:

  • Joe Louis Arena ------------------- YES!
  • Lee County, Virginia -------------- YES!
  • Walt Whitman Bridge ------------- YES!
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard--- NO!
  • James River ----------------------- 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, cities, etc. the location of the coordinates must be at the city/town hall or county courthouse to help avoid duplicate postings.

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 "visted" 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.
Category Settings:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
  • Year it was dedicated
  • Location of Coordinates
  • Related Web address (if available)
  • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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People-Named PlacesSullivan County, MO

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First named "Highland", then changed to "Sullivan"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKnox County, MO

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Northern county made from Scotland County, and named for Henry Knox.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCrawford County, MO

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Spread out county, Cuba to Steelville to the canoe towns on the Current and Huzzah rivers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWarrensburg, MO

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Warren was a blacksmith and early settler

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJohnson County, MO

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Vice-President under Martin Van Buren

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDallas County, MO

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"George Mifflin Dallas was a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and the 11th Vice President of the United States, serving under President James K. Polk. Dallas also served as the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1828–1829" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFitzsimons Army Hospital (former) - Aurora, CO

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Fitzsimons Army Hospital was named for the first American casualty of 'The World War" - Lt. William T. Fitzsimons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesColonel John Haslet Armory - Dover, Delaware

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Armory building dedicated to a Continental Army officer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Delaware

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesEdward Tatnall Building - Dover, Delaware

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Executive Office Building named after a Delaware miller and railroad executive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Delaware

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJesse S. Cooper Building - Dover, Delaware

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Public Health Building named after a Delaware State Treasurer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Delaware

date approved: 11/4/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWayne County, MO

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Greenville is the county seat, not much there other than the courthouse. A Grand Jury, twice had to throw them out of the existing courthouse to get a new one built. Then a dam project flooded the old town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCarson County, Texas

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County seat originally named "Carson City" but re-named to Panhandle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMoore County, Texas

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This guy was in trouble all his career, yet he was also thought of as a hero.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHemphill County, Texas

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You will notice the difference in the birth dates on the several sources.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPike County, MO

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Only one of the counties in Missouri to have two county seats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGordon County, Georgia

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The first citizen from Georgia to graduate from West Point

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesOldham County, Texas

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This county is very desolate, in terms of people. Not many here, but history if varied and large in the "western days".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMcDonnell Hall - San Jose, CA

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The McDonnell Hall in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGray County, Texas

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County named for a Texan who served the Confederacy. Notice the date of death differences. Some say 1876, some 1874.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDallam County, Texas

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Two different markers in two locations proclaim this connection, the county named for James W. Dallam

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPerryton, Texas

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Both the "new" county seat and the library are named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/19/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesOchiltree, Texas

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Panhandle county and what once was a town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesReno High School Link Piazzo Alumni Center - Reno, NV

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Reno High School's Link Piazzo Alumni Center was officially opened in January of 2000 and named after a major benefactor and alum of Reno High School, Link Piazzo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFarwell, Texas

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The county seat, but the town named for the brothers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesParmer County, Texas

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County on border with New Mexico, dry and desert plains

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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