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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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  • Location of Coordinates
  • Related Web address (if available)
  • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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Image for Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon, Ohioview gallery

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People-Named PlacesPaul Brown Tiger Stadium, Massillon, Ohio

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Named after the famous Football Pioneer and former coach of the Massillon Tigers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member teachingkris

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/26/2010

last visited: 11/22/2015

Image for Paul L. David Athletic Training Center, Massillon, Ohioview gallery

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People-Named PlacesPaul L. David Athletic Training Center, Massillon, Ohio

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Dedicated to Paul David, a Massillon great.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member teachingkris

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/25/2010

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesBolivar, Ohio

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Bolivar, Ohio, a small town of bout 900 in Tusacarawas County built at the site of a former Indian village, was "named for Simon Bolivar, South American Liberator." It is best known as the location of historic Ft. Laurens to the south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: never

Image for Fort Laurens  -  Bolivar, OHview gallery

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People-Named PlacesFort Laurens - Bolivar, OH

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Fort Laurens, named for Henry Laurens, president of the Continental Congress, was the only Revolutionary fort built in the Ohio Territory. But, it was active for only 9 months, from Nov. 1778 - Aug. 1778. Today it is a State Park with a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: 9/27/2014

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People-Named PlacesJennings Randolph Bridge - Chester WV

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Named for Senator Jennings Randolph, this bridge, built in 1977, is the largest simple truss bridge in North America, spanning 745 feet from Chester, WV, to East Liverpool, OH.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/28/2009

last visited: 6/21/2014

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People-Named PlacesRobert Brooke - Brooke County, WV

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Robert Brooke, Governor of Virginia, gave his name to Brooke County, West Virginia, when it was formed from Ohio County in 1797. Billed as the "Top of West Virginia," Brooke and Hancock counties from the panhandle of the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/1/2009

last visited: 2/13/2018

Image for John Hancock  -  Hancock County, WVview gallery

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People-Named PlacesJohn Hancock - Hancock County, WV

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Taken from part of Brooke County in 1848, Hancock County, West Virginan, took its name from John Hancock, American patriot known as the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Together with Brooke County it forms the state's panhandle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/1/2009

last visited: 2/13/2018

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People-Named PlacesRosa Parks Federal Building - Detroit, Michigan

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The Federal Building was renamed in honor of Rosa Parks after her death in October, 2005. See link below:

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Michigan

date approved: 2/10/2008

last visited: 7/23/2016

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