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Description:
The mission 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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People-Named PlacesHarpursville, NY

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The coordinates are for the Harpursville Post Office. Harpursville is named for Robert Harpur, who bought land and settled the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/29/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGilker Block - Nelson, British Columbia

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The Gilker Block is on the south side of Nelson's Historic Baker Street at 542 - 546.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGuy Lombardo Bridge - London, Ontario, Canada

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Dedication plaque for a bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/9/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBurns Building - Rossland, BC

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The Burns Building is on the south side of Columbia Avenue, number 1973. A survivor, it remained standing when buildings on both sides succumbed to fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBurns Building - Nelson, BC

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Pat Burns, the Alberta Beef Baron, built this building at 560 Baker Street in 1899 to serve as his Kootenay area headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHouston Block - Nelson, BC

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Addresses 601 to 607 Baker Street are taken up by the Houston Block, first a bank, then a realty office, which it remains today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesRetallack, BC, Canada

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At least Retallack has left a little something behind for us to find. The valley in which Retallack stood is today known as British Columbia’s “Valley of the Ghosts.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesAeropuerto Juan Gualberto Gómez - Varadero, Cuba

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Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport was named after a journalist, fighter for the Cuban Independence and black rights activist in Cuba, Juan Gualberto Gómez.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cuba

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKerr Dam - Polson, MT

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Put into operation in 1938, the Kerr dam is a concrete arch dam 541 feet long and 205 feet high. The power house is 1700 feet away, with its water supply arriving through three penstocks running through solid rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/27/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesLibby, Montana

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The county seat of Lincoln County, Libby lies astride the Kootenai River in northwest Montana, predominately on the south side of the river.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesTruesdale, Missouri

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"Truesdale is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 732 according to the 2010 Census." ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/19/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesTwain Harte, CA

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The community of Twain Harte is named after two Authors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBiblioteca Pública Rubén Martínez Villena - La Habana, Cubaa

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The Public Library Rubén Martínez Villena is located on busy Calle Obispo in historic Plaza de Armas in Old Havana, Cuba.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cuba

date approved: 3/15/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesTheodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge - Troy, MT

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December 17, 1912 was the day the first car crossed this historic bridge, giving people on the east side of the Kootenai River easier access to the town of Troy. Of three bridges built in the Kootenai Valley at the time, this is the only one extant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/12/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCarl "Tubby" Lundstrom Memorial Building - Libby, MT

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Outside of the town of Libby and across the Kootenai River, J. Neils Park, AKA Airfield Park, is Libby's major sports and recreation facility

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/8/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesTroy, Montana

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Built on mining and the Great Northern Railroad, Troy is the northwestern gateway city into Montana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesThompson Falls, MT

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Were it not for the construction of the Thompson Falls Dam in the early part of the twentieth century, the little city of Thompson Falls may well have withered and died decades ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJack Langson Library - Irvine, CA

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A large library on the UCI campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/27/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesElmslie Memorial United Church - George Town, Cayman Islands

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Elmslie Memorial United Church was named after Reverend James Elmslie, the first Presbyterian missionary to serve in Cayman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cayman Islands

date approved: 2/27/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWalter Pyramid - Long Beach, CA

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The most iconic building on campus, and quite possibly the city of Long Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBrahms Kontor - Hamburg, Germany

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Eindrucksvoller Backsteinbau am Johannes Brahms Platz im Hamburger Stadteil Neustadt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: 3/21/2017

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People-Named PlacesGeorge Best, Belfast City Airport - Belfast, Ireland

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The airport was formerly known as "Belfast City Airport" until it was renamed in 2006 in memory of George Best, the professional footballer from Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJohn R. Rogers High School - Spokane, WA

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Large and impressive, John Rogers High School is an outstanding example of a depression era Art Deco public building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWilson Bridge - Tours, France

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[E] This stone bridge bearing the name of the 28th President of the USA is located in Tours, Centre, France. [F] Ce pont de pierre qui porte le nom du 28ème Président des États-Unis est situé à Tours en Indre-et-Loire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: 12/2/2016

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People-Named PlacesThe Harold Club - Low Moor, UK

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The Harold Club was built by Gathorne Hardy, Earl of Cranbrook, in memory of his fourth son, Harold Hardy who died in 1881

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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