LOCALISM FEATURED: Ten Fun Facts about Lebanon, MO

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri

Lebanon, MO is the county seat of Laclede County in Missouri and is strategically located in the heart of the Ozarks. One of the benefits of living in Laclede or even in Webster County - there is easy access to any place you'd like to go!

Located in the south central part of the state, Lebanon is only 30 miles to Fort Leonard Wood, 40 miles to Lake of the Ozarks, 47 miles to Springfield, 165 miles to St Louis, 90 miles to Branson and 170 miles to Kansas City. If you can't get where you are going via Interstate 44, I-70 is just up the way or find you way on any one of the other major highways crossing through Lebanon.

If you're on your way to Lebanon or if you've already been here, there are a few fun facts you may not know:

1. Lebanon is known as the "aluminum boat capital of the world" with companies such as Lowe, Tracker, G3 and Sundancer having factories here.

2. Bennett Springs State Park, located west of Lebanon's city limits, is the most visited state park in the State of Missouri.

3. Laclede County is in the top 10 in the state for Missouri cowscow/calf pairs, with Missouri ranking second only to Texas in the number of cow/calf pairs sold.

4. The world's largest barrel factory is located in Lebanon, producing more than 50% of the barrels made in the world.

5. Lebanon is the host of The Brumley Sing, known across America as a premier gospel music event.

6. Lebanon, MO was first called Wyota but was renamed Lebanon, after Lebanon, TN - the hometown of a leading citizen.

7. Lebanon is home to the largest Case knife dealer in the world, Shepherd Hills Factory Outlet.

8. Twelve grand champion fox trotters have come from Laclede County.

9. Historic Route 66 made it's way through Lebanon in 1926, with the purpose of carrying apples from growers around Lebanon to the bigger cities, such as Chicago.

Tour of Missouri10. Lebanon will again be a host city for the "Tour of Missouri" - patterned after the Tour de France. An expected 120 cyclists will push off from Lebanon on Thursday, September 11, 2008, riding out this leg of the race to Rolla, MO


Contact Debbie DiFonzo, Broker, United Country VIP Realty to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Laclede, Dallas, Webster or Wright Counties in Missouri.

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Debbie, That is so interesting and a terrific Localism post.  I traveled part of Route 66.  I looked at the map to see the next town and it said "Winslow."  I remembered the Eagles song and sang it the rest of the trip :)

Jul 03, 2008 10:38 AM #1
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

How fun Carole! Don't you just have to have a little Eagles playing on a road trip?

We have 11 points of interest on Route 66 here in Laclede County - I'm always amazed at the following!

Jul 03, 2008 01:42 PM #2
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Debbie, I was on Route 66 yesterday!  Somewhere north of Marshfield.  You are becoming the Lebanon expert!

Jul 04, 2008 02:39 PM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Debbie, you have been *FEATURED* in my Tuesday Travelogue, thank you for your localism post!

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