Glenford Fort Earthworks Trek
Saturday, July 9, 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Located in Glenford, OH in Perry County, near Buckeye Lake Educational trail map and live trailside interpretation provided $10 donation requested for hot lunch served on the ridgetop Speakers: Brad Lepper, Ohio History Connection & Nancy from the Arc Held in cooperation with Perry County Soil & Water Conservation District
Glenford Fort Earthworks is a name not yet recognized by most Ohioans, but that’s about to change! Glenford Fort is arguably the most aesthetic of all the Hopewell Culture’s dozen or so ridgetop enclosures, with its high stone wall – one mile in length- encircling the ridgetop. A Coalition has formed to save a critical 65 acre portion of earthworks complex that has recently came up for sale. The important tract includes the main gateway to the Fort, a dramatic side entrance, an intact section of the wall, a separate small square enclosure, and a handsome oak-hickory Appalachian hillside.
The remainder of Glenford Fort Earthworks is located on private land which has been well-stewarded by generations of the Cooperrider family. During this event only, Cooperrider family members are generously allowing the public on their land to see the entire magnificent complex.
This is a very popular hike and will be well-attended. Expect large numbers of people at this event, but please be aware we expect to fill to capacity. Register as soon as possible to reserve your space. DIRECTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED FOLLOWING YOUR REGISTRATION.
Glenford Fort is currently one of the ARC’s campaign properties. To donate to this campaign visit their website. www.arcofappalachia.org
Questions? Please contact John & Judy McGaughy of the Perry County Historical Society at [email protected] or call 740-987-4862.
Posted June 13, 2016
Topics: American Indian HistoryHistoric PreservationArchaeology