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Clyde in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2021
1. Sherwood Anderson Marker
Inscription.  Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), author of 27 works, gave up a successful business career in Elyria, Ohio, to concentrate on writing. Born in Camden, Anderson spent his formative years (1884-1895) in Clyde, and in 1919 he published his most notable book, Winesburg, Ohio. Clyde and small-town Ohio inspired many of its tales. Critics also praised his short story collections, including The Triumph of the Egg (1921) and Death in the Woods (1933). Commercially successful as a writer, Anderson moved to rural Virginia, where in 1927 he purchased and operated two newspapers while continuing his literary career. Through his writings and encouragement he was a major influence to a younger generation of writers, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck. Sherwood Anderson is buried in Marion, Virginia.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission; Greater Cincinnati Foundation; City of Clyde; and Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-68.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music
Marker detail: Sherwood Anderson image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Sherwood Anderson
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 41° 18.362′ N, 82° 58.504′ W. Marker is in Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 101) and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the fountain in the small plaza at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde OH 43410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neal D. Fowler (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sherwood Anderson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad in the Swamp (about 500 feet away); Eagle Weathervane (about 600 feet away); Clyde Public Library Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); General James Birdseye McPherson (approx. Ό mile away); McPherson Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyde.
More about this marker. The marker number shown on this marker has the wrong county code. County Code 68 is for Preble county, in the southwest of Ohio on the Indiana border, yet the marker's text does not indicate that Sherwood Anderson had nexus in Preble County. The marker has been erected in Clyde in Sandusky County (Code 72), where the text indicates Sherwood Anderson grew up. Clyde is about 175 miles away from Preble County.
Also see . . .  Sherwood Anderson (Wikipedia). In 1988 the Sherwood Anderson Foundation was created by the author's children and grandchildren. It gives grants to emerging writers. The most notable
Sherwood Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 20, 2021
3. Sherwood Anderson Marker
(looking east • fountain, plaza and North Main Street in background)
of these is the annual Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Award. (Submitted on June 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Mar. 28, 2023