The Shire of Glenn Linn is a local chapter
of the Society of Creative Anachronism. Established in the town of Glenns Falls at the
end of 1988, the geographic area that the Shire covers is 2963.47 square miles
comprised of 60 zip codes in North Eastern New York including Warren and Washington
Counties and parts of Saratoga, Essex, and Hamilton counties including such
communities as Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George, Hudson Falls, Fort Edward, South
Glens Falls, Wilton, Corinth, Hadley, Lake Luzerne, Warrensburg, North Creek, Indian
Lake, Ticonderoga, Fort Ann, Granville, Whitehall, Argyle, and Greenwich.
Travel time from the Northern most point in our Shire at Sabattis NY, to our southern
most at Schaghticoke is a 2.5 hour drive. From our western most point (also Sabattis)
to our eastern most in Hampton takes about the same. As a Shire of the East Kingdom we
are responsible for providing any and all SCA related services and activities to our
entire region and its population of over 150,000.
While not everyone who lives within the Shire of Glenn Linn is a member of the SCA or
a participant in medieval recreation, those who are Shire work to re-create the best
aspects of pre-17th-century history through a wide variety of "hands on" activities
such as costuming, music, dancing, cooking, weaving, metal working, spinning, dyeing,
embroidery, calligraphy, illumination, armored combat, rapier combat and archery, to
name a few.
Members research and adopt medieval-style names that reflect the culture and time
period of their chosen persona and participate in as many or as few medieval crafts,
arts, and sciences, martial and social activities as they wish. Dressed in
historically accurate clothing, they attend events which feature tournaments,
performances, feasting, royal courts, arts displays, activities for children, various
classes, workshops, and just about anything having to do with the pre-17th-century
world that our members can think to do or recreate!
We have regular activities and events in the Shire that any and all are welcome to
attend. These might include Arts and Science classes, practices for archery, thrown
weapons, combat (both light and heavy) and youth activities as well. Please check the
Shire Calendar for a list of scheduled activities or contact our Chatelaine for additional information about participating in
The following table shows both a map and numeric listing of all of the zip codes
within the Shire and the towns they are associated along with the six administrative subdivisions, called Hamlets, shown as clusters of zip codes all sharing a background color. These Hamlets, shown in yellow, brown, red, blue, green and pink, allow for a more deversified shire with each playing host to various activities and practices.
If you reside within one of these zip codes rejoice, for you dwell within the Shire of Glenn Linn!