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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:
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  • Location of Coordinates
  • Related Web address (if available)
  • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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People-Named PlacesMoore County, Texas

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This guy was in trouble all his career, yet he was also thought of as a hero.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHemphill County, Texas

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You will notice the difference in the birth dates on the several sources.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPike County, MO

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Only one of the counties in Missouri to have two county seats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGordon County, Georgia

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The first citizen from Georgia to graduate from West Point

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesOldham County, Texas

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This county is very desolate, in terms of people. Not many here, but history if varied and large in the "western days".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMcDonnell Hall - San Jose, CA

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The McDonnell Hall in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGray County, Texas

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County named for a Texan who served the Confederacy. Notice the date of death differences. Some say 1876, some 1874.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDallam County, Texas

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Two different markers in two locations proclaim this connection, the county named for James W. Dallam

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPerryton, Texas

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Both the "new" county seat and the library are named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/19/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesOchiltree, Texas

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Panhandle county and what once was a town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesReno High School Link Piazzo Alumni Center - Reno, NV

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Reno High School's Link Piazzo Alumni Center was officially opened in January of 2000 and named after a major benefactor and alum of Reno High School, Link Piazzo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFarwell, Texas

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The county seat, but the town named for the brothers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesParmer County, Texas

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County on border with New Mexico, dry and desert plains

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJudge Jack Lambarti Memorial Building - Sparks, NV

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This former library and Justice Court building was renamed in honor of a former judge of Sparks, NV.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHansford, Texas

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County named for this legislature.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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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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