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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, 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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    • Location of Coordinates
    • Related Web address (if available)
    • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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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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    People-Named PlacesGertrud Busch-Haus, Erpel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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    Protected half-timbered manor from 1620 in the old town of Erpel, named after Gertrud Busch (1901-1994).

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 2/5/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesThe Lister Building - Bradford, UK

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    This building forms part of the Bradford College campus and is named after Samuel Cunliffe Lister, 1st Baron Masham, an owner of a large woollen mill and inventor of the Lister nip comb.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

    location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    date approved: 1/30/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesArthur H. Stites Pavilion - Bly, OR

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    This picnic pavilion is located within the Sprague River National Forest Day Use area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 1/30/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesMargaret McMillan Tower - Bardford, UK

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    This council building was renovated in 2015 and named after a Christian Socialist who pioneered education for young children.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

    location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    date approved: 1/27/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesPawlowski Athletic Center - Medford, OR

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    The Pawlowski Athletic Center resides on the Medford Central High School campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 1/23/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesWayne County, Tennessee

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    Dedication stone next to the county courthouse front steps

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Tennessee

    date approved: 1/19/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesGwynn Wilson Student Union - Los Angeles, CA

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    One of the most impressive buildings on campus was built in 1927.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 1/19/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesCallaghan Memorial Library - Panhandle, TX

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    Library named after early pioneer

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 1/12/2017

    last visited: never

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    People-Named PlacesEllsworth, Maine

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    Surrounded by other National Register buildings, Ellsworth's City Hall stands on a hill above the town's business district. Ellsworth is the seat of Hancock County, with the courthouse situated just west of city hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Maine

    date approved: 1/7/2017

    last visited: never

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