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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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  • Location of Coordinates
  • Related Web address (if available)
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People-Named PlacesHartley, Texas

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Again multiple locations and double namings

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesLipscomb, Texas

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Both the county and the county seat are named after him

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesC. Clifton Young Federal Building - Reno, NV

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The C. Clifton Young Federal Building is currently home to Reno's bankruptcy court on Booth Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesNighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

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Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell has championed aid and respect for American Indian natives throughout his career.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/3/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesRoberts County, Texas

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"The county is named for Oran Milo Roberts, a governor of Texas. Roberts County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas." ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 7/26/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDenver, Colorado, USA

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Colorado's capitol and largest city, Denver, was named a ploy to earn favor from the Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver. Unbeknownst to the citizen's of 'Denver,' Gov. Denver had already resigned his post!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBob Hope Pavilion - Oklahoma City, OK

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Named for an icon in the entertainment world, Bob Hope Pavilion is named for a man who thought Oklahoma City "felt like home."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPalazzo Re Enzo - Bologna, Italy

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Palazzo Re Enzo is a palace in Bologna, northern Italy. It takes its name from Enzo of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesSparks, Nevada

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The City of Sparks was named after the 10th governor of Nevada, John Sparks, in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/27/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named Places(former) Wm. O'H. Martin Memorial Bridge - Reno, NV

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This memorial plaque resides on the east middle portion of the Center Street Bridge, formally known as the Wm. O'H. Martin Memorial Bridge, and replaced by the current bridge in 1998. The plaque remains for historical appreciation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/21/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKley Memorial Zoo Building - Evansville, IN

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One of the indoor exhibit buildings at Mesker Park Zoo named for a former donor to the zoo

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 5/30/2014

last visited: 6/1/2014

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People-Named PlacesFolsom, California, 95630

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The city of Folsom was named after Captain Joseph L. Folsom, its founder.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesRobert F. Peckham Federal Building Courthouse - San Jose, CA

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A federal courthouse in downtown San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDan “Stork” Roddick Pavilion - Appling, Georgia

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The Roddick Pavilion is a meeting place at the International Disc Golf Center. It is typically used as tournament central for disc golf tournaments held at the IDGC. Between rounds, players can grab a snack and relax at the pavilion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Georgia

date approved: 5/15/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBud Walton Arena - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR

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Known as "The Basketball Palace Of Mid America", this enormous arena is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/14/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesRoyce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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Royce Hall is an iconic UCLA landmark building named after Josiah Royce, an American philosopher.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NakoTacoPatrol

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJ.Paul Leonard Library - San Francisco, CA

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J.Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/19/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesVelma Teague Library - Glendale AZ

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This former main branch of the Glendale Library System is named for Velma Teague, an influential Glendale librarian.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/26/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFraunces Tavern - NYC, NY

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Built as a private home in 1719, it was sold in 1762 to Samuel Fraunces who converted the home into a tavern.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 2/25/2014

last visited: 7/25/2013

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People-Named PlacesGrady Gammage Memorial Auditorium - ASU Campus - Tempe AZ

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Grady Gammage Auditorium is the signature building on the ASU campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: 8/23/2014

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People-Named PlacesCalvin C. Goode Municipal Building - Phoenix AZ

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Calvin C. Goode was an influential councilperson, serving many years on the Phoenix City Council.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: 3/16/2014

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People-Named PlacesDanforth Chapel - ASU Campus - Tempe AZ

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This peaceful chapel on the busy ASU campus provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle on campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMatthews Center - ASU Campus - Tempe AZ

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"Constructed in 1930, the building is named for ASU President Arthur John Matthews, the first in ASU history to serve with the title "president." Matthews served from 1900 to 1930."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMarcus, Washington

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The little town of Marcus, named for Marcus Oppenheimer, manages to cling to life along Highway 25, a few miles north of Kettle Falls, WA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: 5/25/2014

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People-Named PlacesBattery Russell - Hammond, OR

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Battery Russell, a military emplacement, was in use from 1904-1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2014

last visited: 2/5/2014

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