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 African Americans • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
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. Fort Ferree (here, next to this marker); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop (approx. ¼ mile away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 0.6 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.7 miles 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 a approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour west from filming sites in Mansfield or Ashland.” (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, (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 167 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.