ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to purchase the site of a frontier fort that was built to protect colonial settlers in the Greenbrier Valley before and during the Revolutionary War.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Archaeological Conservancy, the West Virginia Land Trust and the Greenbrier Historical Society are seeking to raise $125,000 to buy the site of Arbuckle’s Fort and 25 acres surrounding it.  After the purchase, the groups plan to create a public historical preserve with signs, trails and exhibits.

The Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund has committed $25,000  for management of the proposed preserve.