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Lebanon City

Lebanon City Hall is located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue, Lebanon, TN 37087; phone: 615-443-2839.

Mitchell House, ca. 1906, West Main Street (Castle Heights Military Academy), Lebanon, TN, National Register

Photo: Mitchell House, ca. 1906, West Main Street (Castle Heights Military Academy), Lebanon, TN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Photographed by User:Brian Stansberry (own work), 2010, [cc-by-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2013.

Beginnings

The first person to settle on the site that would become Lebanon City was Neddie Jacobs. In 1800 he built a log cabin and sustained himself and his wife by hunting and fishing. Some of the first houses to appear in the town were built by Thomas Impson, Edward Mitchell, Edmund Crutcher and James Anderson. Dr. Henry Shelby built the first brick house in 1812, the same year in which a Methodist Church was erected. John Allcorn served as Lebanon's first postmaster. The town was incorporated in November, 1807. A newspaper, the Lebanon Gazette was established in 1818.

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