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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 PlacesLyles Station, IN

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“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” - attributed to Joshua Lyles

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 12/19/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHans-Sachs-Haus, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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The City Hall of Gelsenkirchen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 12/19/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPosey County, IN

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A lot of history in this county, including two Utopian Community attempts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 12/18/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFrank N. Drane Junior High - Corsicana, TX

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School building at 1213 W. 4th Ave is now an elementary school and also the administrative offices of the Corsicana ISD.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/17/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPhilipsburg, MT

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The old mining town of Philipsburg could (though it's unlikely) have instead been named Deidesheimerburg, for it was named after Philip Deidesheimer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBarry County, MO

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"Barry County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 35,597. Its county seat is Cassville." ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/9/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCassville, MO

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The third county seat after McDowell, and Mount Pleasant ~ "Lewis Cass was an American military officer and politician. Cass served as a governor of the Michigan Territory, an American ambassador, a U.S. Senator." Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/9/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPolk County MO

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"James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee." ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBolivar, MO

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Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military leader who was instrumental in the revolutions against the Spanish empire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBarrandov - Praha, CZ

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Quarter of Prague, named after the famous French geologist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPalackého most - Praha, CZ

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Most pojmenovaný po ceském historikovi a politikovi Františku Palackém / Most named after the Czech historian and politician Frantisek Palacky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesNegrelliho viadukt - Praha, CZ

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The Negrelli Viaduct in Prague was build 1846 - 1849, named after Alois Negrelli, Ritter von Moldelbe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJiráskuv most - Praha, CZ

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Most pojmenovaný po ceském spisovateli Aliosi Jiráskovi / The bridge named after the Czech writer Alios Jirásek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBiblioteca Municipal Santiago Rey Fernández-Latorre - Muxía, SP

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The public library of the city of Muxía has the name of Santiago Rey Fernández-Latorre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKeytesville, MO

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Even though Mr. Keyte lived west f here, this city is named for him for what he did in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/4/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesGymnázium Jana Keplera - Praha, CZ

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Grammar School, named after a famous astronomer, who worked in Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesZákladní škola a materská škola Jaroslava Seiferta - Žižkov, Praha, CZ

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The local school, named after its former student, Jaroslav Seifert, who was a Nobel Prize–winning Czech writer, poet and journalist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesSullivan County, MO

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First named "Highland", then changed to "Sullivan"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKnox County, MO

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Northern county made from Scotland County, and named for Henry Knox.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCrawford County, MO

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Spread out county, Cuba to Steelville to the canoe towns on the Current and Huzzah rivers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWarrensburg, MO

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Warren was a blacksmith and early settler

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesJohnson County, MO

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Vice-President under Martin Van Buren

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDallas County, MO

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"George Mifflin Dallas was a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and the 11th Vice President of the United States, serving under President James K. Polk. Dallas also served as the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1828–1829" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFitzsimons Army Hospital (former) - Aurora, CO

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Fitzsimons Army Hospital was named for the first American casualty of 'The World War" - Lt. William T. Fitzsimons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 11/10/2014

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesColonel John Haslet Armory - Dover, Delaware

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Armory building dedicated to a Continental Army officer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Delaware

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: never

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