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People-Named Places
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Description:
The mission of this category is to document specific cities, towns, airports, bridges, dams and buildings that are named after a person. Please submit only 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, fields, 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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  • Related Web address (if available)
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People-Named PlacesMercer County, Missouri

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Rev. War Generals were used a lot in naming Missouri Counties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBattery Davis - Fort Travis - Port Bolivar, TX

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Built before 1900, Battery Davis is named for an officer who was killed in 1847 during the Mexican American War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBattery Ernst - Fort Travis - Port Bolivar, TX

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Built before 1900, Battery Ernst is named for an officer who was killed in 1847 during the Mexican American War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBattery Kimble - Fort Travis - Port Bolivar, TX

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Of the four batteries located at Fort Travis, Three are named after people. Battery Kimble, the largest, is named after Major Edwin R. Kimble, who went to high school in Galveston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMcNairy County, Tennessee

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McNairy County Tennessee was established in 1823 with the first County seat in Purdy, Tennessee. In 1896 the County Seat was relocated to its current location in Selmer, TN population 7,000.?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesLawrenceburg, Tennessee

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The city is named after War of 1812 American Navy officer James Lawrence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/10/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHardin County, Tennessee

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Named for a Revolutionary War Soldier, and grew along the Tennessee River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/7/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesLewis County, Missouri

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County Created December 1832, organized Jan. 2, 1833

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/5/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesLamar, Missouri

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Harry S. Truman made his Vice-Presidential acceptance speech in front of te county courthouse, here in Lamar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/5/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesKirksville, Missouri

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Growing city in the northern most reaches of the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/25/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesMoberly, Missouri

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Named for the head of the Chariton and Randolph Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/19/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesClark County, Missouri

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Named for Captain and Territorial Gov. William Clark, of Lewis & Clark fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/15/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWilliam Penn High School - New Castle, DE

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A large high school in northern Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/8/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPont Olivier Charbonneau - Montréal, Québec

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le pont a péage de l'A25 renommé pont Olivier-Charbonneau - the A25 toll bridge newly named Olivier-Charbonneau

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDon Forsyth Beach House - Blue River, BC

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The major park in the Town of Blue River, Blue River Community Park has many facilities and amenities for both summer and winter enjoyment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/4/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWhite County, Tennessee

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Revolutionary War Veteran who was also 1st settler here in Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/1/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFort Davidson - Pilot Knob, MO

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Civil War fort built by the Union...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/30/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesFayette County, Tennessee

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 706 square miles

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/25/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesThe Jai Nagarkatti Reading Garden - Chesterfield, MO

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Chemist and active in community affairs, primarily the Library system.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/25/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBenton County - Tennessee

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War of 1812 soldier helped found the county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/17/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesPonte Garibaldi - Roma, Italy

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Ponte Garibaldi is a bridge that links Lungotevere De' Cenci to Piazza Giuseppe Gioachino Belli in Rome (Italy), in the Rioni Regola and Trastevere. It was dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the fathers of Italian unification.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 8/7/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesHumphreys County, Tennessee

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Named after a prominent Judge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/4/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesWill Garrett Stage @ The AMP - Carrollton, GA

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Stage named after an 8 year old boy who grabbed this city by the heart.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/3/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesCarrollton, Georgia

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City that is now the county seat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/30/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesAdamson Square - Carrollton, GA

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Once the courthouse stood at the center, now a shopping area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/29/2019

last visited: never

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