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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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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
  • Year it was dedicated
  • Location of Coordinates
  • Related Web address (if available)
  • Type of place/structure you are waymarking
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Image for Jo Daviess County, Illinoisview gallery

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People-Named PlacesJo Daviess County, Illinois

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Jo Daviess County, Illinois is named for Joseph Hamilton Daviess, a Lawyer and Dragoon commander. Center of Waymark is located at the Jo Daviess County Courthouse, a three-story brick building located at 330 N Bench Street in Galena, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/18/2019

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesDubuque, IA

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The monument stands on the edge of the bluff above Catfish Creek and is historically identified as the grave of Julien Dubuque. It was erected in 1897. Dubuque, Iowa was named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/17/2015

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesClinton County, Iowa

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This waymark is centered on the Clinton County Courthouse located at 1900 North Third Street in Clinton, Iowa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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People-Named PlacesTheodore Roosevelt Alternative School, Rockford, IL

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Alternative School named after Theodore Roosevelt, 25th President of the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ern68

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/1/2010

last visited: never

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