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 “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.