Introduction to Lebanon, Ohio
Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren county, is 11 miles SE of Middletown, Ohio (center to center) and 23 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
The modern-day city of Lebanon was once a part of the Symmes Purchase. The first settler, Ichabod Corwin, arrived in this area in March 1796. He came to this place from Bourbon County, Kentucky, and set up his establishment on the north branch of Turtle Creek. Because of the large number of juniper or Eastern Red cedar trees growing in this area, the community adopted the name "Lebanon" after the biblical city of the same name. The foundation of the town was laid out in September 1802. Lebanon is also referred to as "The Cedar City."
Lebanon and Nearby Attractions
- Fort Ancient
- Warren County Museum
- Glendower Museum Ohio Historical Society
- Lebanon Public Library
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- Warren County Fairgrounds
Things To Do In Lebanon
From Lebanon, one can visit many historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the Butler County Historical Society Museum, the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center which showcases exhibits from African-American experiences during the 20th century, the burial mound built by the prehistoric Adena Indians called Miamisburg Mound and the Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village. Fort Ancient houses exhibits of 15,000 years of American Indian history. There are also several museums, memorial buildings, and public libraries in the city of Lebanon itself. The French Run, Reeders Run, Mulfords Run and Jamisons Run are beautiful creeks running through the city. The numerous amusement parks provide excellent recreational opportunities. One can also visit the Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark, or simply take a trip to the Warren County Fairgrounds where various fairs and other events are held throughout the year.
Cincinnati Muni Airport Lunken Field provides facilities for air transportation.
Lebanon Higher Education
Among the nearby institutes providing higher educational opportunities are the University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College, the University of Dayton, the Wright State University - Main Campus and the Sinclair Community College.