lebanon history: Colonial Cutie in Lebanon - 09/27/12 02:24 AM
Wilson County was established by the Tennessee General Assembly on Oct. 26, 1799, three years after Tennessee became a state. On Nov. 13, 1801, the town of Lebanon was authorized, and the local cedar trees gave the place its name as a reminder of the Biblical land of the cedars. Originally called “one of the prettiest of Tennessee’s country towns”, it became a center of commerce, culture and education. Cumberland University opened in September 1842 with 45 students. Lebanon is also home to the famous Castle Heights Military Academy, established in 1902. The school was a prestigious private boys and girls school, … (0 comments)

 
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