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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 MemorialsSarah Knox Taylor - Vincennes, IN

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Presidents to be become family

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/12/2015

last visited: 6/8/2017

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Citizen MemorialsSamuel Thornton Scott - Vincennes, IN

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Presbyterian minister and Vincennes University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/6/2015

last visited: 6/8/2017

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Citizen MemorialsJohn Badollet ~ Vincennes, IN

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This man of modest intelligence, achieved lofty positions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Gratiot, SR. - Vincennes, IN

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"Charles Gratiot was a merchant trader in the American Midwest during the American Revolution. He financed George Rogers Clark with $8,000 for his Illinois campaign, which was never reimbursed." ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/1/2015

last visited: 6/9/2019

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Citizen MemorialsJudge Willian Prince Monument - Princeton, IN, USA

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A small monument honoring Judge William Prince who was a lawyer and politician in Gibson County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/19/2010

last visited: 8/15/2006

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Citizen MemorialsThe Rousch Brothers - Aviation Pioneers - Palestine, IL

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Neat the old airport is a memorial marker to the aviation pioneers who learned and flew here

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJane Todd Crawford - Graysville, IN

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Indiana Historical Marker, a monument at grave site...and tomsbstone

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/27/2019

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMoris Birkbeck - Albion, IL

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Marker to English poet, entrepreneur, and attempt to bring British life to America, and his stand agains slavery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: 9/1/2019

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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 MemorialsDon Mattingly "It All Started Here" - Evansville, IN, USA

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Monument at the Little League field that Don Mattingly played at as a youngster

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: 5/16/2014

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Citizen MemorialsHenry Wimberg, Founded Free Dental Clinic - Evansville, IN, USA

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A civilian dedication plaque to Henry Wimberg who founded the Evansville, IN Free Dental Clinic in 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: 3/11/2013

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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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Citizen MemorialsClude Herbert - Terre Haute, IN

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18 year old who gave his life in a Christmas fire to same others

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 10/21/2015

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Citizen MemorialsEddie Taylor - Terre Haute, IN

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With no arms he found a way to earn his living

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: never

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Citizen Memorials"Doc" Hosbach - Henderson, KY

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Memorial for "Mr. Tennis" in Henderson, KY

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Kentucky

date approved: 8/19/2015

last visited: 10/6/2015

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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 MemorialsBarbara Swaim Hardesty ~ Bridgeton, Indiana

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This Citizen Memorial is located at the south end of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge at 8104 S Bridgeton Road in Bridgeton, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/13/2013

last visited: 4/27/2014

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Citizen MemorialsJack & Shirley Dalton and Frank & Sharon Hutcheson ~Mansfield, Indiana

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This Citizen Memorial is located on the northwest corner of the historic Mansfield Roller Mill located at 6089 S Mill Road in Mansfield, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/14/2013

last visited: 4/27/2014

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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 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 MemorialsWilliam B. Hargrave ~ Rockville, Indiana

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This Citizen Memorial is located in front of the Parke County Historical Society Museum at 503 W Ohio Street in Rockville, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/11/2013

last visited: 6/7/2014

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Citizen MemorialsJohnny Grulle Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy - Arcola IL

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Johnny Grulle Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy - Arcola IL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/1/2010

last visited: 8/22/2017

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Tate - Madisonville, KY

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Memorial on town square in Madisonville, KY

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Kentucky

date approved: 2/6/2013

last visited: 2/6/2013

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Offield - Balhinch, Montgomery County, IN

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In 1821, William Offield built a cabin on a creek, (later known as Offield's Creek), four miles southwest of the future site of Crawfordsville, Indiana in an area now known as Balhinch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/19/2014

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEverly Brothers - Central City, Ky

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A marble memorial to the Everly Brothers - Phil and Don - in their birth town, Central City, Ky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member trailhound1

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/15/2011

last visited: 3/31/2016

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