Introduction to Lebanon, Indiana
Lebanon, Indiana, in Boone county, is 25 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is part of the Indianapolis metropolitan statistical area.
Lebanon was founded by developers and speculators Colonel George L. Kinnard and General James Perry Drake. It was officially established on April 30, 1830. The name Lebanon was selected by Adam French, one of the first commissioners of the city. He said that a grove of hickory trees at the site reminded him of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon.
Lebanon and nearby Attractions
- Memorial Park
- Abner Longley Park
- Brookshire Arboretum
- Hot Pond Park
- Lebanon Public Library
Things To Do In Lebanon
The county courthouse of Lebanon is noted for its vertical, single-piece Ionic order columns made of limestone. There are two parks in the city; Memorial Park is spread over 40 acres and Abner Longley Park is spread over 50 acres of land. These parks provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities including an outdoor pool, lighted basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground equipment, a football field and baseball complex, nature trail and sledding hill.
Indianapolis International is the closest major airport.
Lebanon Higher Education
Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are some institutions where one can apply for higher studies.