Introduction to Lebanon, Tennessee
Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson county, is 25 miles N of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 27 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Nashville metropolitan statistical area. About 20,235 people live in Lebanon.
Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County. Local residents also know the area as "Cedar-City." In the late 1700s, before European settlers arrived, Native Americans mostly inhabited the area around Lebanon. The Tennessee General Assembly founded Wilson County in 1799. The city of Lebanon was authorized in 1801 and was officially incorporated in 1819. The area was named after the biblical cedars of Lebanon. The city is home to Cumberland University.
Lebanon and nearby Attractions
- Trousdale Place
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
- Radnor Lake State Park
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Things To Do In Lebanon
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Hunter’s Point Golf Course. The numerous parks in the area include the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Bledsoe Creek State Park and Rock Island State Park. The Tennessee State Capitol, the Belle Meade Plantation and the Stones River National Battlefield provide insight into the history of the area. The city hosts the Wilson County Fair every August and Gladefest every September.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Lebanon Higher Education
Cumberland University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University.