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Blue Plaques
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Managed By: Icon Here Blue Plaques Group
Description:
A "blue plaque" is a sign attached to a house where (maybe) someone famous once lived, or placed where a notable event took place, or attached to a building that is remarkable in another way.

Note: Please see additional updates below for some minor adjustment to the Requirements for this Category made on 12/27/2008.
Expanded Description:
Waypoints for this category are for "blue plaques" associated with local or regional organizations that manage a "blue plaque" program (so don't even think of spray-painting a "blue sign" and hanging it on your front door!)

In the United Kingdom there are several organizations that manage "Blue Plaque" programs.

And the same is true in the United States. For example, in California, the County of Santa Cruz has a Blue Plaque program:

Instructions for Posting a Blue Plaques Waymark:
To post a new waymark, please include a close up photograph of the "Blue Plaque." If applicable, also post a more distant picture of the "Blue Plaque" on its building or setting, and a description of the historical significance that is associated with the "Blue Plaque."

 

**Update 12/27/08**

* It must be mounted on the exterior wall of a building (not on a pole)
* Include the name of the managing agency.
* It must commemorate either some connection of the building or site of the building with a famous person, or the site of a famous building or event.
* It must be blue, UNLESS:- It belongs to a known and recognized series of plaques that are another color ( eg the Westminster plaques, or the stone London plaques.)
*6/2/18 redirected link and removed broken image link....Thanks to DougK for the message

Added by Touchstone with thanks to Team Sieni for the suggestions

 

Thank you for your interest!

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Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log an entry for a "Blue Plaque," please try to include a picture of you next to the plaque!
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  • Individual Recognized
  • Physical Address
  • Web Address
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Image for Blue Plaque: Hickory, PAview gallery

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Blue PlaquesBlue Plaque: Hickory, PA

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This blue plaque is posted for the town of Hickory PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/28/2008

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBlue Plaque: Connellsville

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Located near the city limit of Connellsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Along Route 119.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mooman56

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/11/2007

last visited: never

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NENE104.3 km

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Blue PlaquesMars, Pennsylvania

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This blue plaque is posted for the town of Mars Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/30/2008

last visited: 6/12/2013

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