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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, 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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    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 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: never

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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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    People-Named PlacesWalt Wilson Hall - Merrill, OR

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    Walt Wilson Hall is located next to a former elementary school on Front (Main) Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 7/17/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York, NY

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    One of the most visited museums in the world is located in central Manhattan.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: New York

    date approved: 7/4/2016

    last visited: 7/26/1986

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    People-Named PlacesLeibniz Gymnasium - Potsdam, Germany

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    A school named after the great German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

    location: Brandenburg, Germany

    date approved: 7/4/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesJudd Building - Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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    The Judd Building is located on the corner of Merchant and Fort Streets in downtown Honolulu. It was named after Gerrit P. Judd, missionary, physician, diplomat and adviser to the kingdom of Hawaii.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Hawaii

    date approved: 6/22/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesNeal S. Blaisdell Center - Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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    The Neal S. Blaisdell Center Hawaii is a community center for the City & County of Honolulu. It is located on Ward Ave in downtown Honolulu.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Hawaii

    date approved: 6/22/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesPrince Kuhio Federal Building - Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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    Named after Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, the Prince Kuhio Federal Building is located in the historic capitol district of downtown Honolulu.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Hawaii

    date approved: 6/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCoulterville, CA

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    The community of Coultervile, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 6/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesGen Merrill Carriage House - Atherton, CA

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    The Merrill Carriage House in Atherton, CA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 6/13/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesLarry E Reider Education Center - Bakersfield, CA

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    The Larry E Reider Education Center in downtown Bakersfield.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 6/11/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesKaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke - Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany

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    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke in Wilhelmshafen.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 6/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesJoseph R. Fink Science Center - San Rafael, CA

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    The science center on the Dominican University campus is named after one of its fellow presidents.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 6/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesState Rep Tim Pope Memorial Bridge, Mustang OK

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    Bridge over the Canadian River south of Mustang on St Hwy 4 named for State Representative Tim Pope. He died Feb 14, 2010.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 6/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesRaiffeisenbrücke - Weißenthurm/Germany/RLP

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    -D- Raiffeisenbrücke in Weissenthurm, Germany -EN- Raiffeisenbridge in Weißenthurm, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 6/2/2016

    last visited: 7/4/2016

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    People-Named PlacesKing Kamehameha III Elementary School - Lahaina, Maui Island, HI

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    King Kamehameha III Elementary School sits on an archaeological site at the heart of the historical whaling town of Lahaina.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Hawaii

    date approved: 5/29/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWerner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium - Neuwied - RLP - Germany

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    Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium in Neuwied Werner-Heisenberg-Grammar School in Neuwied

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 5/26/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesEinsteinHaus - Ulm, Germany, BW

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    This is the so-called 'EinsteinHaus'in Ulm, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It is named this way to honor the city's greatest son Albert Einstein who was born in Ulm in the year 1879. It is located at the 'Kornhausplatz'.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

    location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    date approved: 5/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesThomas A. Jaggar Museum - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI

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    Named after Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, the Jaggar Museum is one of the busiest locations in the Volcanoes National park. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Kilauea Caldera and the on-going gas eruption of Halema'uma'u crater.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Hawaii

    date approved: 5/4/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesJ. Pabst Building - Tyler, TX

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    Building across from the Smith County Courthouse. Currently vacant.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesFried-Lübbecke-Platz, Bad Homburg, Germany

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    Der zweigeteilte Platz ist nach dem Frankfurter Altstadtvater Fried Lübbecke benannt *** This Square is named after Fried Lübbecke, the "father of the historic center" of Frankfurt

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

    location: Hessen, Germany

    date approved: 4/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesAeropuerto de Tenerife Sur Reina Sofía — Granadilla (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain

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    The Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur Reina Sofía (also known as Tenerife-South Airport, IATA: TFS) is the largest of the two international airports located on the island of Tenerife and the 6th busiest in Spain

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

    location: Islas Canarias, Spain

    date approved: 4/5/2016

    last visited: never

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