There Are 400 Streets, Parks, and Schools Named After JFK. Here’s a Map.

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Nov. 22 2013 3:34 PM

Every John F. Kennedy Street, Park, Airport, and School in the World

A map of the hundreds of locations named for the 35th president.

Places named after Kennedy





Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the former president’s name survives in hundreds of schools, streets, parks, and centers that memorialize him across the globe. Slate looked for as many memorials as it could find and plotted each on the map above. The result is an illustration of the president’s influence not only in the U.S. but also the entire world. Did we miss a memorial? Email us at

Methodology: Researchers used this list of memorials, the U.S. Department of Education’s public schools database, and OpenStreetMap to collect data. Hundreds of places are named after a “Kennedy.” Slate included only those verifiably named after the former president.

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