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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)
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People-Named PlacesDan Rather Communications Building - Huntsville, TX

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The Dan Rather Communications Building is located on the campus of Sam Houston State University.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBryan Simpson United States Courthouse - Jacksonville, FL

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The Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse is located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesAbbot Hall - Marblehead MA

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Abbot Hall was built in 1876 as a town hall, library and auditorium.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFort Sewell - Marblehead MA

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Fort Sewall, formerly an armed fort owned by the United States and used to defend against British invaders, is now a peaceful park offering some of the best views of Marblehead Harbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesSir Henry Mitchell House - Bradford, UK

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This council building was renovated in 2015 and named after a former Mayor and Honorary Freeman of Bradford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesThrockmorton County, TX

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Throckmorton County, TX and its county seat, Throckmorton, are named for Texas pioneer, Dr. William Edward Throckmorton, and not for his son, Texas governor, James W. Throckmorton, as is commonly believed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGilkey Hall - Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR

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Gilkey Hall is home to the College of Liberal Arts on the Oregon State University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/18/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKumbha Palace - Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

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Rana Kumbha Palace is located inside Chittorgarh Fort a World Heritage Site. The palace got its name from Rana Kumbha the son of Rana Mokal the Maharana of Mewar Kingdom from 1421 to 1433.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: India

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBatesville, Mississippi

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"Batesville is a city in Panola County, Mississippi. The population was 7,463 at the 2010 census. Batesville is one of two county seats which the legislature established for Panola County" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Mississippi

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJuliusz Slowacki Theatre - Krakow, Poland

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This Theater, named after a Polish poet, opened in 1893.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 12/4/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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People-Named PlacesHamilton, Alabama

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Now the county seat because of Albert hamilton

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/5/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMarion County, AL

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Started as a territory

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/4/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesVernetti Stadium - Coronado, CA

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Located at the intersection of B and 2nd Streets n the City of Coronado.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 11/2/2015

last visited: 10/27/2015

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People-Named PlacesCartersville, GA

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Nice quiet town as I visited with lots of history

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/20/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBartow, GA

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Originally called Cass County, but changed it to Bartow County

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/20/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesClaude, TX

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The city of Claude, TX was named for railroad engineer, Claude Ayers, who piloted the first Fort Worth & Denver passenger train here in 1887, when the town name was still "Armstrong City."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesEndicott, New York

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Endicott, New York, a company town constructed for and by the Endicott Johnson Corporation, is named for Henry B. Endicott owner of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 10/4/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCentro de Recepción de Visitantes Ben Gabirol - Málaga, Spain

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The Ben Gabirol Visitor Reception Centre is located on a restored Moorish tower in the old Jewish quarter of the historic center of the Andalusian city of Malaga.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Andalucía, Spain

date approved: 9/30/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPhillip S. Raine Safety Roaside Rest Area - Tulare, CA

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The Phillip S. Raine rest area in Tulare, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDubuque, IA

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The monument stands on the edge of the bluff above Catfish Creek and is historically identified as the grave of Julien Dubuque. It was erected in 1897. Dubuque, Iowa was named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/17/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCumby, TX

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Cumby, TX is a small city in Hopkins County, with roots going back to 1842. It went through several name changes before being named for Colonel Robert H. Cumby in 1886.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/16/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesRhome, TX

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Rhome is a small city in Wise County, TX, with roots going back to the nearby, vanished Prairie Point community. It is named for rancher Byron Crandall Rhome, who was instrumental in bringing the railroad here in 1882.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/3/2015

last visited: 9/20/2015

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People-Named PlacesDavid Allen Memorial Ballpark - Enid, OK

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David Allen Memorial Ballpark, became Enid’s “Field of Dreams.” In the fall of 1996, fundraising efforts began in an effort to build a new baseball field for Enid. Fundraising was boosted when Paul and Joan Allen became interested in underwriting the construction of the ballpark as a memorial to their son David, a former Enid High and American Legion baseball player.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RaineyFam5

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/17/2015

last visited: 8/18/2015

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People-Named PlacesRex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge - Redmond, OR

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This concrete arch bridge, completed in 2000, was dedicated on April 18, 2003 in honor of Rex T. Barber, hometown hero from Culver, OR and a WWII flying ace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/10/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesSgt Aubrey Cosens, VC, Memorial Bridge - Latchford, Ontario, Canada

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An arch bridge in memory of a local WWII hero.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/10/2015

last visited: never

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