Monday, March 29, 2010
The honor of naming the town fell on Adam French, one of the first commissioners. Because a cluster of hickory trees reminded hom of the Cedars of Lebanon from the bible, he shouted to onlookers, "The name of this town shall be Lebanon."
Being a city bounded by I-65, the potential for growth continues. The Lebanon Business Park is in its 14th year. US cold Storage has begun construction of a new faiclity which will employ over 2600. The South 39 business park is just beginning to develop with 573 acres just south of I-65.
The county courthouse is noted for its vertical, single-piece Ionic order columns made of limestone - with the 2nd largest stained glass dome and 8 rare Hahl pneumatically calibrated clocks that still keep time. The city also boasts 2 parks: memorial Park is 40+ acres and Abner Longley Park is 50+ acres with amenieites such as pools, basketball & tennis courts, shelters, playgrounds, football & baseball fields, nature trail and sledding hills.
"The Friendly City" is more than just a slogan in Lebanon. It is a reflection of the quality of life and pride of the community. They offer a solid education system which excels in both academics and sports. Lebanon has state of the art medical facilities and social and civic organizations to meet any need.