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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, 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 "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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    • Year it was dedicated
    • Location of Coordinates
    • Related Web address (if available)
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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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    People-Named PlacesMcCarran International Airport - Las Vegas, NV

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    The largest and most busiest airport in the state is located in sin city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Nevada

    date approved: 4/5/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesKonrad Adenauer International Airport Köln/Bonn - Köln - NRW - Germany

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    Konrad Adenauer International Airport Köln/Bonn

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 3/26/2016

    last visited: 9/24/2013

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    People-Named PlacesTownsend, Delaware

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    This small town has a fire station, Post Office, Train Tracks, and a park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Delaware

    date approved: 3/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWren Building - Williamsburg, VA

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    The oldest college building still in use in the United States is located in Williamsburg, VA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesRonald Reagan Washington National Airport - Arlington, VA

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    One of the largest airports in the State of Virginia named after a president.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCallaway County, Missouri

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    James Callaway grandson of Daniel Boone, killed while serving during the War of 1812...text on a monument not good enough

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 3/9/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesFulton, Missouri

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    Fulton is the county seat for the Kingdom of Callaway, the official name of this county, and the home to William Woods University and Westminster College, and the site of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 3/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesKingston, Missouri

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    This was a Mormon settled site, the whole county was, then the "Mormon Wars" where European settlers objected to the Mormons and drove them out.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 3/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCasa Ramon Casas - Barcelona, Spain

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    Casa Ramon Casas is located on Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It is a listed building forming part of Barcelona’s architectural heritage. It has been the residence of Catalan painters Ramón Casas and Santiago Rusiñol.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Cataluña, Spain

    date approved: 3/2/2016

    last visited: 10/5/2011

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    People-Named PlacesFlegel Community Center - Roseburg, OR

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    The Flegel Community Center was once an armory for the Roseburg National Guard and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 2/12/2016

    last visited: never

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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 Texas.

    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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