SPRING WALKING TOUR OF GLENFORD FORT, PERRY COUNTY, OHIO


SPRING WALKING TOUR OF GLENFORD FORT, PERRY COUNTY, OHIO

The Historical Society of Perry County and property owner Elizabeth Cooperrider are hosting a walking tour of the Glenford Stone Fort for people that would like to experience an important chapter of Ohios ancient past that isn’t ordinarily open to visitors.

The Glenford Stone Fort, one of the most remarkable examples of a hilltop enclosure in the state, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it is not a public park. The so-called fort consists of a mile-long stone wall that traces the perimeter of a 26-acre hilltop with a stone mound in the center. The mound is approximately 100 feet in circumference and 11 feet high. This stone-walled enclosure likely served as a place of ceremony for the Adena and later Hopewell cultures 2,000-years ago.

The walking tour will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

I will be there to present a short program on Ohio’s ancient Native American cultures.

For more information about the tour, contact the Historical Society of Perry County at [email protected]. The hike is limited to 200 people, so make your reservations early. There is a small charge for the program of $10 for adults, but the price includes lunch. Children may attend for free. Proceeds will be used to further the Historical Society of Perry County’s efforts to preserve the fort and to continue to make it available for such programs.

The event will be held rain or shine!

Personally, I hope it shines and I hope you’ll join me for this rare opportunity to experience the Glenford Stone Fort! Thanks to the Historical Society of Perry County and Mrs. Elizabeth Cooperrider for making this architectural wonder of the ancient world available to us for this special day!

Brad Lepper

Posted April 26, 2011
Topics: Archaeology

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