Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption
Erected 2018 by Friends of the Shawshank Redemption and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 6-88.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in African Americans • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
Location. 40° 49.641′ N, 83° 16.871′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sandusky Avenue (Ohio Route 199) and East Wyandot Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Sandusky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 S Sandusky Ave, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1000 feet east - site of Fort Ferree (here, next to this marker); William Naus VFW Post 2842 Upper Sandusky, Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyandot Museum (about 700 feet away); The William Walker Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neil A. ArmstrongStephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop (approx. ¼ mile away); Tschanen Elm (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
More about this marker. This marker was unveiled in a dedication ceremony on May 23, 2018.
Also see . . .
1. Wyandot County Courthouse. Article at the Wyandot County Visitors Bureau website. “During the first one hundred years of her life, Lady Justice suffered numerous “injuries.” There were several bullet holes, her scales were blown off during a storm, part of her sword went missing with the rest crudely welded on and a fourteenth-inch square section near her hip was completely gone. The decision was made in the early 2000s to restore the statue. In January of 2009, the statue was carefully removed and restored. By June 8, later that year, Lady Justice was slowly hoisted back to her place overlooking the county. ” (Submitted on July 4, 2018.)
2. The Shawshank Trail website - Andy’s Conviction. ”As you enter the courtroom, imagine Andy standing in front of the judge as he's sentenced for murdering his wife and her lover. Scenes shot here appear early on in the film, setting the stage for one of the greatest American movies to date. This location is (Submitted on July 4, 2018.)
3. Wikipedia Entry for The Shawshank Redemption. “It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the following two decades, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman), and becomes instrumental in a money laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore appear in supporting roles.” ... “The film is now considered to be one of the greatest films of the 1990s.” (Submitted on July 4, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.