Glenford Fort Earthworks Trek

Saturday, July 9, 2016,  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event  Sponsored by the Perry County Historical Society
In Cooperation with Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District
A $10.00 suggested donation for hot lunch is appreciated. Collected on site.
Directions provided upon registration. Located near Somerset in Perry County.
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Tour the entire 2000 year old Glenford Fort on this once-a-year hike!

The Arc is raising money to save Glenford Stone Fort! Click for more information.  

A Rare Opportunity! Glenford Fort is a name not yet recognized by most Ohioans, but that’s about to change! A Coalition has formed to raise the public’s consciousness of this spectacular ancient Ceremonial site AND to save a critical 65 acre portion of Glenford Stone Fort that 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, and a separate small square enclosure. The substantial remainder of Glenford Fort is located on private land owned by the Cooperrider family. During this event only, Cooperrider family members are generously making their portion of the earthworks available, enabling hikers a rare opportunity to see the entire complex. 

The Trek. Registrants will follow a self-guided trail through the forest where a number of notable archaeological features will be interpreted. At the top of the ridge, a warm lunch will be served by Perry County Historical Society. Here we will hear Brad Lepper, Archaeologist with the Ohio History Connection, speak of the world significance of Glenford Fort. The event will go on rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. 

Questions? Please contact John & Judy McGaughy of the Perry County Historical Society at or call 740-987-4862.


2000 years ago, it took generations to build Glenford Stone Fort, one stone at a time.

Now, our modern culture has a chance to save it for eternity, one person at a time.


Click Here to Make a Donation & Help Save Glenford Stone Fort! 

$75,000 is still needed to fulfill the  the required 25% matching funds for our successfully awarded Clean Ohio Grant. A gift of $1 will leverage a total of $4!

Special thanks to those who turn dreams into reality: Tom Johnson, Mayor of Somerset; and John McGaughey & the good people of Perry County Historical Society who have been working for decades to save Glenford Fort. The tireless devotion of Ben Carpenter of Perry County Soil and Water, the agency that will be owning and managing Glenford Fort into perpetuity. Heartland Earthworks Conservancy, who along with the Arc, are working to raise the needed funds and who hold the archaeological easement. And last, but not lease, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooperrider and her family who have been generously and ably stewarding Glenford Fort for generations.

Adena Points from Glenford Fort, Courtesy of Richard Moats