Introduction to Lebanon, Connecticut
Lebanon, Connecticut, in New London county, is 18 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 77 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area. About 6,907 people live in Lebanon.
The area now known as Lebanon was originally referred to as Poquechaneed by Mohegan Indians. Some settlers from Norwich arrived in this region and purchased land from Mohegan sachem Uncas. The first land grant was made to the Deputy Governor of Connecticut, Maj. John Mason, in 1663. The town of Lebanon was officially incorporated on October 10, 1700. Initially, the economy of the town rested largely on agriculture. However, today, the focus has been divided between the agricultural and service sectors.
Lebanon and nearby Attractions
- Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
- The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center
- Governor Trumbull House
- Talcott Mountain State Park
- Mystic Aquarium
- Essex Steam Train
Things To Do In Lebanon
The Governor Trumbull House, the War Office, the Dr. William Beaumont birthplace and the War Office are all located in lebanon. The Lebanon Historical Museum and Visitors Center, the newest museum in Lebanon, showcases exhibits on local history and culture. The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, another historic house and Revolutionary War museum, is also accessible from Lebanon. Lebanon also offers easy access to popular tourist destinations like the Mystic Aquarium, the Essex Steam Train and the Foxwoods Resort & Casino.
Groton-New London is the closest major airport.
Lebanon Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University and Wesleyan University.