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Wilson County, Tennessee

37087, 37090

Appalachian Square Dance Capital of the World

Page Contents for Lebanon, Tennessee

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Lebanon is approximately 23,702 (2006), 26190 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,693 (2000), 10130 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lebanon is 46.218 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lebanon is 29.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lebanon to Washington DC is 559 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 26 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lebanon is positioned 36.20 degrees north of the equator and 86.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lebanon elevation is 550 feet above sea level.
Lebanon per capita income is $ 20,366 (2000).
Lebanon median income is $ 39,300 (2005).
The Lebanon median home price is $ 139,600 (2005).
Lebanon average annual precipitation is 48.1 inches peryear.
Lebanon average annual snowfall is 5 inches per year.
Lebanon average temperature is 58.9 degrees F.


in central Tennessee about 30 miles east of Nashville. Other nearby communities include Northeast Wilson, Martha-Laguardo, Cedars, Castalian Springs, Mount Juliet, Rural Hill, Gallatin and Watertown.
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seasonal with some snow in the winter and moderate temperatures during the summer months. Summer temperatures average a high of 79.1 degrees F. Winter lows average around 37 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

On 13 November 1801, the town of Lebanon was established. Land was chosen around a gushing spring where a settler, Neddy Jacobs, built his cabin. When Christopher Cooper, one of the commissioners, saw the spot in a red cedar grove, he said it was the place for the town. The name came from the cedars there, reminding them of the Cedars of Lebanon in the middle east. Lebanon was incorporated on 23 November 1819. The town quickly became a center of education, business and culture. Cumberland University opened in 1842. Much conflict occurred here and in nearby areas during the Civil War with many of the local residents joining the Confederate Army. Once the war was over, more expansion came with the arrival of the railroad and several large businesses. The current City administration building was once the Castle Heights Military Academy that opened here in 1902. After it closed in the 1980s, the city took over the historic building.

Here is a history page for Lebanon.
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Fiddler's Grove Historical Village
945 Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, Tennessee
Phone: 615-443-2626
25 structures make up this village, with some of them original and some replicated.

Wilson County Museum
236 W. Main St.
Lebanon, Tennessee
Phone: 615-444-9127
See over 100 years of history at this museum which is listed on the Tennessee Historical register.

Wilson County Fair
Held each year in August
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Lebanon City Government

City of Lebanon
00 North Castle Heights Ave.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: 615-443-2839
Fax: 615-443-2851

Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County.

Lebanon Chamber

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce
149 Public Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: 615-444-5503

Lebanon Organizations

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce
149 Public Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: 615-444-5503

Lebanon Schools

Wilson County Schools
351 Stumpy Lane
Lebanon, Tennessee 37090
Phone: 615-444-3282 Cumberland University
Founded in 1842, Cumberland University offers a variety of educational, athletic, and social experiences. Lebanon


1990 - 15,208
2000 - 20,235
2003 - 21,406
2006 - 23,702

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 6,592
2000 - 8,693

Median age:
2000 - 35.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,118
2005 - $ 39,300

Median house value:
2000 - $ 119,200
2005 - $ 139,600

Lebanon is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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