Glenford Fort was purchased by the Perry Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with the Arc of Appalachia, Heartland Earthworks Conservancy, and the Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society.
Glenford Fort is a hilltop ceremonial enclosure that encompasses beautifully forested slopes containing Native American Earthworks. It is believed to have been engineered 2,000 years ago and used for ceremonial purposes. The "fort" which is open to the public on a limited basis, offers pleasure for everyone from the archaeologist, to the nature enthusiast!
The Glenford Fort Hike - August 8, 2020 11 am - 2 pm. There will be no food or speaker at the Meeting Place due to COVID 19. We are encouraging social distancing. There are new trails that have been added since last year. There is also an opportunity to visit the property that the Perry County Commissioners purchased. This will be a guided hike and will begin at 9 am. Please meet at the parking lot by the house.
The hike will be moderate to hard so appropriate foot wear and clothing is required.
The Glenford Fort Preserve can now be accessed by the public by permit. Below you will find the link to Permit Application, the Rules and Regulations, and the Express Assumption of Risk. You can print off the permit application and Express Assumption of Risk form and fill it out. You can either email to , mail it to PO Box 337, Somerset OH 43783 or drop it off to the office at 109-A East Gay Street Somerset, Ohio. A signed Express Assumption of Risk must accompany the application for the application to be approved.
The “Gun Club” was purchased over 37 years ago by 4 private citizens to develop an area for hunting and shooting sports. The land was deeded to the Perry County Commissioners and managed by the New Lexington FFA Alumni. The Perry SWCD purchased this property along with 3 adjacent properties through Clean Ohio funds to preserve this area as green space. The Gun Club has been used for many recreational and educational activities throughout its’ history. The goal for the Gun Club is to keep it available for the many groups that have used it in the past as well as many more new groups.