Photo: Strange Nathanial Cragun House, ca. 1893, 303 West Main Street, Lebanon, IN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2012, [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed march, 2014.
Lebanon Municipal Offices are located at 401 South Meridian Street, Lebanon IN 46052; Mayor's Office phone: 765‑482‑1201.
Lebanon Public Library is located at 104 East Washington Street, Lebanon IN 46052; phone: 765-482-3460. Labanon was incorporated in 1830 and became the Boone County Seat in 1832. Naming of the town is credited to Adam French, an early town commissioner – a grove of hickory trees supposedly reminded him of the biblical Cedars of Lebanon.
Learning of the impending creation of Boone County, James Perry Drake and George L Kinnard at the county's center in 1830 and began platting a town in anticipation of it being made the seat of government. To leverage their deal, they donated the town square and additional acreage to be used, as necessary, for the county government.