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Citizen Memorials
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Description:
Many people have left a significant impact on a community, friends, and loved ones to have had a permanent memorial erected in their honour. This category is dedicated to those places around the world where you find a memorial of some kind.
Expanded Description:
Updated rules as of October 10th, 2019.

Please read through before submitting.

People often are touched by somebody special and frequently they want to recognize that person’s influence on a community by erecting a permanent memorial to that person.

At times family and friends commemorate people who may have not, on the surface, had large impact on a community; nevertheless, these types of memorials are just as important. The goal of this category is to capture these permanent memorials around the world.

Memorials are as unique as the person they honour. It could be a plaque, a sign, a cenotaph, a cairn, or some other unique object. However, to meet the requirements of this category it must be a permanent object.

Memorials are generally done posthumously, however occasionally commemorative markers are installed during the lifetime of the person or group honoured. Both types are accepted in this category.

Memorials have different names depending on the design. While the category does not distinguish between the various types, below is a reference to what they could be called.

Memorial: Something designed to preserve the memory of a person.

Cairn: A heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.

Monolith: An obelisk, column, large statue, etc., formed of a single block of stone.

Obelisk: A tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.

Plaque: An inscribed commemorative tablet, usually of metal placed on a building, monument, or the like.

Submission guidelines

Submissions to the Citizen Memorial category are more general guidelines as it is difficult to have strict rules. However, please take a moment to read below to see the general direction of the category.

Essentially any form of memorial that honours an individual or a group of individuals that are remembered for any reason. However, this category has exceptions are noted below.

Not allowed waymarks

Please do not submit any of the following that would fall into other existing categories. These include but not limited to:

If you are uncertain if something falls into this category submit it and the reviewers will see if it does come under this heading.

Instructions for Posting a Citizen Memorials Waymark:
Updated rules as of October 10th, 2019.
Please read through before submitting.

Your tasks

✔ Find

A cenotaph, a cairn, a plaque, or similar object that is dedicated to an individual or a group of people.
✔ Take pictures

Minimum of two photographs are required.

Do not include your GPS unit in the photographs.

(a) An overall picture of the memorial in context of its location; and

(b) A close up of the sign. This is a requirement; if there is no photo of the plaque which lists the name of of the person(s) then your submission will be declined. (Do make this photo your ‘default waymark image’.)

✔ Name

Name of the person or group of people being recognized – Community, (State/Province), Country.

Do not include the object's name, just the person or persons being honoured. [Effective October 10th, 2019]

Acceptable - Albert Einstein — Prague, Czech Republic
Not acceptable - Albert Einstein Orientation Table — Prague, Czech Republic

✔ Detailed description

The full text of the Citizen Memorial plaque and/or sign must be included in the detailed description. [Effective March 18th, 2012]

In addition, it is greatly appreciated to have more information about the people being honoured. We know that occasionally getting more about the person is difficult, therefore this is optional as sometimes there is very little information available on the monument or the people it is dedicated to. If possible, try to discuss the significance of the memorial.

✔ Website

Optional: If there is more information available please list it here. This can be about the memorial or the person or persons it is dedicated to.

✔ Location

Often memorials are in parks, plazas, and other named places, please include this information.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Add another photo of the memorial. You and/or your GPS can be in the photo, but this isn't necessary.
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  • Location
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Citizen MemorialsReverend Lenus Turley - Carbondale, IL

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One of Carbondale’s City Park’s that is named to honor the man who not only coordinated the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, but also dedicated his life to rights within his home town of Carbondale --- Lenus Turley Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDr. C. E. Schuchert - Cape Giradeau, MO.

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The Dr. C. E. Schuchert Memorial is placed at the Common Pleas Court House grounds gazebo in Cape Giradeau, MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/23/2015

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPastor Gotthold Heinrich Loeber - Altenburg, Missouri

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Memorial plaque honoring the founder of Trinity Lutheran Church and early Lutheran leader in Altenburg, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/31/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDoctor Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther - Altenburg, Missouri

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Plaque honoring early Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod leader.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/31/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDoctor Martin Luther - Altenburg, Missouri

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Plaque honoring the leader of the reformation movement in Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFred C. Lueker - Pinkneyville, IL

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Must have been a power house of a personality to have this honor so long after he passed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Adam Shivelbine - Cape Giradeau, MO.

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The William Adam Shivelbine Memorial Memorial is placed at the Common Pleas Court House grounds gazebo in Cape Giradeau, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/23/2015

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJudge & Mrs. George W. Hogan, Jr. - McLeansboro, Illinois

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George and Cordah were married in 1919

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSarah Lusk - Golconda, Illinois

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On the grounds of the Pope County Courthouse honoring an early pioneering woman in southeast Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/6/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLeslie Easterday Community Service Award - Metropolis, Illinois

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Plaque honoring Leslie Easterday who gave 60 years of service to the Rotary prior to his death. Now an annual award is given in his honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/10/2009

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Citizen MemorialsRay Porter - Irvington, IL

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Must have been an extraordinary city clerk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/5/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGeorge Drouillard - Metropolis, IL

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Drouillard pronounced "Drew-yer"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph Cullen Blair - Metropolis, IL

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Friend o f Mark Twain's and famous published or horticultural materials

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Citizen MemorialsMary J. Safford - Cairo, IL

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One of the first female physicians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/10/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Henry Haslauer - Cairo, IL

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Sundial memorial raised by his family

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/27/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsYork the Slave - Cairo, IL

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York was not William Clark's servant, as some historians report, he was his slave. This marker on the old custom house lawn in Cairo, not far from where the expedition stayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/25/2014

last visited: 3/18/2012

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Citizen MemorialsJames Harrison Wilson - Shawneetown, IL

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"James Harrison Wilson (September 2, 1837 – February 23, 1925) was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. In the Maryland campaign, he served as an aide to McClellan." - Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMichael K. Lawler - Shawneetown, IL

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Born in Ireland, became a soldier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJennifer Dowdy Sullivan - Cairo, IL

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Musical festival started here has moved on, but this marker holds on to the past.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn Burkhart Jr. ~ Wickliffe, Kentucky

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This Citizen Memorial is embedded in a sidewalk on the grounds of the Ballard County Courthouse located at 132 N 4th Street in Wickliffe, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/3/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRaymond C. Schultz Park

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A Paducah riverfront park dedicated to Raymon C. Schultz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/1/2011

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Citizen MemorialsDoris "Me Me" Wiley ~ Paducah, Kentucky

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This Citizen Memorial is mounted on the front of the Paducah Visitors Bureau building located at 128 Broadway Street in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/3/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTom Wilson

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A plaque commemorating the work Tom Wilson did for Paducah's Summer Festival.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/1/2011

last visited: 12/31/2010

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Citizen MemorialsRon Jacobs - Crossville, IL

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Well thought of to name a park after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/30/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlvin P. Hovey - Mt. Vernon, IN

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Politician, lawyer, involved in all areas of life

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/14/2016

last visited: never

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