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Description:
Old-fashioned privies/outhouses/backhouses -- outdoor toilets with no plumbing
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May I Have Some Privicy Please

Show us your privy.  Waymarks must be outdoor toilets without plumbing.  The expectation is that most submission will be old-fashioned privies no longer in use, but in areas without plumbing old style privies are still in use and are valid waymarks.  However, the emphasis is on old-fashioned -- modern structures are not within the intent of this Category.  I wanted to say it has to be a wooden privy, and then I realized she may be built like a brick . . . err, outhouse.  We must be able to see inside – either the door must be open or shoot through the moon.  State the hole count in your waymark submission.  If there were a way, extra points would be given for higher hole counts.  I’ve never seen one larger than a four-holer, but I'm sure they exist -- the one that was behind Grand Central Station maybe. And, when logging a privy, you get a super bonus if someone’s appropriately seated.

Criteria

  • It must have no plumbing -- no water supply or sewer/septic system. 

  • It cannot be a replica.  It's okay if it's been moved from its original location, but it must have once been actually used for its intended purpose.

  • It must be a separate structure.

  • If it's on private property you must have the permission of the owner or be able to see it clearly from public property without invading anyone’s private space.

  • Modern structures won't be accepted. 

  • It must be semi-permanent -- it must have been, or must be expected to be, in its current location for a year.

  • Porta-potties/porta-loos/chemical toilets, etc., don’t count.

  • A proposed waymark cannot be closer than 500 feet from an approved waymark in this category.  His & hers and multi-units constitute only one waymark. 

  • Gross pictures and locations will not be accepted.

There is a special exception to the criteria forbidding plumbing. Unknown to us when the Category was proposed there are early outhouses that were plumbed. We feel it would be a shame to refuse these remarkable oddities. Therefore, an outhouse that can meet the following criteria will be approved:

  • It must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/research
  • It must be an outhouse – that is, it must be a separate structure intended as a privy, not a restroom in a building which has another purpose.
  • It must have been built before 1940 and still be the original design (It can have been restored to its original design, but cannot have been "updated" to later standards. )

 

In your Long Description you must:

  • Provide separate statements that your submission meets each of the above criteria.
  • Provide a link to the page on the National Register website showing your submission is part of a place listed there.
  • Include a picture showing your outhouse is a separate structure (in addition to the other required picture).
  • Provide a separate link to evidence showing your outhouse was built before 1940.

 

As of 6/6/2009 Toilets of the design below will no longer be accepted

As explained in the description, the Category was intended for old-fashioned outhouses.  I, as the creator of the category, was unaware modern pit toilets of this style existed, or I would have excluded them in the original description.  They do not fall within the intent of the category, and from now on they will not be accepted.

Structures with concrete foundations are also less likely to be accepted.  

Instructions for Posting a Outhouses Waymark:

You must provide a picture of the structure, a picture of the interior and a statement of why you think it's there.  If the structure is locked you must take pictures through the moon, star, or other opening.    Click Here to better understand why we require a picture of the interior. If it is impossible to get a picture of the interior your submission may be considered, but you must have demonstrated a good faith attempt to obtain an interior picture.  NOTE:  Pictures of how it is locked, and of all sides showing there are no openings will help with this approval.

A discussion of the area where it's located, and any history you know is encouraged, but not required.   

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To claim a waymark visit the following are encouraged but not required:

1) If practical, please submit a picture of a different feature or one taken from a different angle than previous visitors.

2) Give us a report of your visit to the waymark.


NOTE: If you think a waymark you visit should be removed because it is inappropriate or does not meet the criteria, please take a picture that shows why and
contact the Category officers.
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OuthousesAmericus Community Church Privies - Americus, MO

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Town was named after Americus, Georgia...not the stuff Wikipedia says....

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/12/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesBethany Baptist Church Privy - near Americus, MO

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Old church, open, floors almost rotted through...be careful if you enter...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesDeer Camp Outhouse - High Knob - Scott County, VA

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Deer camp outhouse is located in the High Knob mountain range of Scott County, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/25/2020

last visited: 5/25/2020

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OuthousesLegate Cemetery Outhouse - Love County, OK

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A usable two-seater stands at the north end of Legate Cemetery, east of Lake Murray in rural Love County, OK, near the old Hoxbar community. Bring your own roll!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesLoutre Island Church Privy - Bridgeport, MO

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Old privy (outhouse) ..but saved with galvanized corrugated sheets..

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Mississippi

date approved: 5/14/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesMeeting House Outhouse ~ Snowflake, Virginia - USA.

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A outhouse out in the country on a dirt road at a Church Meeting House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/21/2020

last visited: 4/20/2020

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OuthousesLoco Cemetery Outhouse - Loco, OK

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A usable one-seater stands just off the road in the northwest corner of Loco Cemetery, Loco, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/1/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesHistoric Addington Frame Church Outhouses - Nickelsville, Virginia, USA

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Two original white block outhouses at the historic Addington Frame Church in Nickelsville, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 3/29/2020

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OuthousesHistoric Antioch Church Outhouses ~ Snowflake, Virginia - USA.

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These are bona fide original white clapboard outhouses for the historic Antioch Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: 3/29/2020

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OuthousesToilet ved MTB, Egebjerg - Stenstrup - Danmark

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Toilet ved MTB i Egebjerg.....Outhouse at MBT in Egeberg Bakker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/23/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesBellamy Church Outhouses ~ Bellamy Town, Virginia - USA.

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Two working originals made of block at a historic Church in Bellamy Town, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 3/10/2020

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OuthousesDuplex Outhouse ~ Manville Road ~ Gate City, Virginia.

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It's an original men and women's outhouse for an old service station and country store.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/19/2020

last visited: 2/19/2020

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OuthousesDans les vignes - Saint Aignan sur Cher - France

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En plein milieu des vignes ces toilettes en libre accès. Right in the middle of the vineyards these toilets in free access.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 2/3/2020

last visited: never

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OuthousesEast Hill Cemetery Outhouse - Roff, OK

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A two-seater stands at the back of East Hill Cemetery, Roff, OK. It's up to you whether you want to use it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/31/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesDewey School Outhouses - Munith, MI

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Two usable outhouses stand at the back of the grounds of the old Dewey School, 11501 Territorial Rd, Munith, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/29/2019

last visited: 3/22/2020

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OuthousesSimon Cemetery Outhouses - Love County, OK

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Two usable outhouses stand at opposite corners of Simon Cemetery, in the Simon community near Oswalt, OK. Bring your own roll!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/27/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesDeepest Outhouse in Germany - Vacha, TH-DE

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Outhouse in the kali mine of Merkers at 800 m below surface.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 11/29/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesLa bécosse de l'Anse à la Croix - Franquelin, Qc

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Une bécosse situé dans le bois près de l'Anse à la Croix à Franquelin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/18/2019

last visited: 10/18/2019

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OuthousesToilettes de l'école de 1930, St Nicolas du Pélem, France

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Les toilettes sans eau de 1930 dans le Musée de l'école de Bothoa / The 1930's waterless toilets in the Bothoa School Museum

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 7/31/2019

last visited: 6/25/2020

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OuthousesOuthouses at Lang Pioneer Village - Keene, Ontario

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Lang Pioneer Museum features 25+ restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1825 and 1899 and these outhouses are directly behind South Lake School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesToilettes plan d eau Epannes, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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Two toilets at the edge of the Courance. Deux toilettes au bord de la Courance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 7/7/2019

last visited: 10/15/2019

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OuthousesHäuschen mit Herz - Nordic Walkin' Park,89584 Ehingen, BW, Germany

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Outhouse auf Deutsch Häuschen mit Herz wenige Meter neben der Nordic Walkin' Strecke .....Outhouse in German cottage with heart a few meters next to the Nordic Walkin 'trail

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jotheonly

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/11/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesOuthouse Hubertushütte - Bad Emstal, HE-DE

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Toilet in the woods of the Habichtswald near Bad Emstal-Sand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 4/29/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesHistoric Outhouse - Weatherford, OK

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This outhouse stands at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Custer Street in Weatherford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/13/2019

last visited: never

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OuthousesSycamore Cemetery Outhouse - Sycamore, TX

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While it could use some attention, a usable two-holer stands at the back of Sycamore Cemetery, on Wise County Rd 2425 in the Sycamore community, northeast of Decatur, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/12/2019

last visited: never

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