A miles in length and with a major portion still in agricultural use, the Lebanon Green is unique because of its size, its preservation as an example of an early town settlement.

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The center of town resembles many picturesque New England villages with a library, churches and town hall clustered around the green. But this town green is very different. A mile in length and with a major portion still in agricultural use, the Lebanon Green is unique because of its size, its preservation as an example of an early town settlement and its assocation with the great events in the American Revolution. As the home of the War Governor, the town was the focal point of Connecticut's constributions to the patriot cause, earning Lebanon its place in history as "the heatbeat of the Revolution."

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Facts about Lebanon

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1700.

Named from:

  • Lebanon had large stands of valuable white cedar, which reminded the Reverend James Fitch, who had land grants in town, of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon used to build King Solomon's temple. He suggested, the name for the new settlement and it was confirmed by the General Court in 1697. 

County:

  • New London.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Governor Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785). Led the state duirng the Revolutionary War.
  • William Williams (1731-1811). Founder of Dartmouth College.
  • John Trumbull (1756-1843). The great patriot artist of the Revolutionary War, whose work hang in the United States Capitol.
  • Dr. William Beaumont (1785-1853). The "Father of Gastric Physiology," who discoverd the secrets of  human digestion.
  • Governor William A. Buckingham (1804-1875). Led the state during the Civil War.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Governor Jonathan Trumbull House.
  • Beaumont Homestead.
  • The War Office (Revolutionary War).
  • Jonathan Trumbull Jr., House./
  • Lebanon Historical Society Museum & Visitor Center.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Summer Dance Fest & Firesworks, Saturday following the Fourth of July.
  • Country Fair, August.
  • Antiques Show on the Green, September.
  • Treen Lighting & Holiday Celebration, December.

Quality of the town/city:

  • The center of town resembles many picturesque New England villages with a library, churches and town hall clustered around the green. But this town green is very different. A mile in length and with a major portion still in agricultural use, the Lebanon Green is unique because of its size, its preservation as an example of an early town settlement and its assocation with the great events in the American Revolution. As the home of the War Governor, the town was the focal point of Connecticut's constributions to the patriot cause, earning Lebanon its place in history as "the heatbeat of the Revolution."

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