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Lebanon, Indiana

 

Lebanon, Indiana

Lebanon, Indiana
City
Boone County Courthouse in Lebanon
Boone County Courthouse in Lebanon
Motto: The Friendly City
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Government
 • Mayor Harold "Huck" Lewis (R)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 15.58 sq mi (40.35 km2)
 • Land 15.56 sq mi (40.30 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.13%
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,792
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 15,715
 • Density 1,014.9/sq mi (391.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46052
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-42624[5]
GNIS feature ID 0437719[6]
Website http://www.cityoflebanon.org/

Lebanon (commonly pronounced "Leba-nen") is a city in and the county seat of Boone County, Indiana, United States.[7] The population was 15,792 at the 2010 census. Lebanon is located in central Indiana, northwest of Indianapolis.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Historical sites 1.1
  • Geography 2
  • Notable architecture 3
  • Demographics 4
    • 2010 census 4.1
    • 2000 census 4.2
  • Government 5
  • Politics 6
  • Schools 7
  • Economy 8
  • Transportation 9
  • Notable people 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

History

Lebanon was founded in 1832.[8] It was so named because a stand of hickory trees on the site reminded a pioneer settler of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon.[9] The first post office at Lebanon was established in 1832.[10]

Historical sites

Lebanon is the home of the

  • City website
  • History of Lebanon, Indiana

External links

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Mayor's Office". City of Lebanon, Indiana. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana. Carlon & Hollenbeck. 1887. p. 38. 
  9. ^ "Lebanon, Indiana - History". City of Lebanon, Indiana. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  10. ^ "Boone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.boonecountyhistorical.org/the-cragun-house.html
  12. ^ http://reporter.net/local/x1118842890/Cragun-House-now-an-official-historic-place
  13. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/12/11 through 12/16/11. National Park Service. 2011-12-23. 
  14. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  15. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/24/14 through 3/28/14. National Park Service. 2014-04-04. 
  16. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  17. ^ Thomas, Phyllis. Off The Beaten Path Indiana. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b http://www.boonecounty.in.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=364
  21. ^ http://boonecounty.in.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=OOTk3gGdcZw%3d&tabid=456&mid=1387
  22. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 6I4 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.
  23. ^ http://www.tvacres.com/child_unclejohnny.htm
  24. ^ Uncle Johnny Coons at the Internet Movie Database
  25. ^ Sherry Hitch at the Internet Movie Database
  26. ^ Wells, Herman (1980). Being Lucky. Indiana University Press. 
  27. ^ [2]

References

Notable people

The Boone County Airport is located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) southeast of Lebanon's central business district.[22]

Transportation

Major employers in Lebanon include General Foam Plastics, Hachette Book Group USA, Hendrickson International, the Parkwood Health Care Center and CNH America (Case New Holland), Purity Wholesale Grocers and Witham Health Services.

Economy

Lebanon Community School Corporation has six schools under its jurisdiction: four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Lebanon High School has won six education awards in the past ten years.

Schools

Despite having recently elected Democratic mayors, Lebanon can be considered to be highly Republican when it comes to national and state politics. In the 2008 election, Boone County (the county in which Lebanon is located) voted 62% for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and more than 80% for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitch Daniels.[21]

Lasley died on May 2, 2009. He was battling a recurrence of cancer since December. City Council President Dick Robertson assumed the mayoral duties until the Republican Party precinct chairpersons met to choose Harold "Huck" Lewis as his successor.

30% of registered voters cast votes in the 2007 election.[20]

Republican City Council President John Lasley won the election with 48% of the vote, to Democrat Roger Neal's 27% and Independent George Piper's 25%.[20]

The last mayoral election occurred in November 2007. The candidates were: Republican John Lasley, President of the Lebanon City-Council, Democrat Roger Neal, Lebanon Community School Corporation School Board member and former Lebanon Parks and Recreation Director, and independent candidate George Piper who formerly was an editor at The Lebanon Reporter, which is Boone County's largest newspaper.

Former Mayor Jim Acton (Democratic Party) did not file to run for a fifth term, which left the 2007 election open to new candidates.

Politics

The government consists of a mayor and a city council. The mayor is elected in a citywide vote. The city council consists of seven members, five of whom are elected from individual districts, while two are elected at-large.

Government

The median income for a household in the city was $37,791, and the median income for a family was $47,769. Males had a median income of $35,614 versus $22,791 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,245. About 4.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

There were 5,834 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.99.

Lebanon circa 1909.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,222 people, 5,834 households, and 3,780 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,952.9 people per square mile (754.3/km²). There were 6,202 housing units at an average density of 851.6 per square mile (328.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.67% White, 0.33% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

2000 census

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

There were 6,433 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 15,792 people, 6,433 households, and 4,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.9 inhabitants per square mile (391.9/km2). There were 7,057 housing units at an average density of 453.5 per square mile (175.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

2010 census

Demographics

The county courthouse of Lebanon is notable for its single-piece vertical Ionic order limestone columns. They were at one time the largest single-piece limestone columns in the world.[17]

Notable architecture

According to the 2010 census, Lebanon has a total area of 15.566 square miles (40.32 km2), of which 15.55 square miles (40.27 km2) (or 99.9%) is land and 0.016 square miles (0.04 km2) (or 0.1%) is water.[2]

Lebanon is located at (40.052137, -86.471570).[16]

Geography

Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places are the Boone County Courthouse and Oak Hill Cemetery (Lebanon, Indiana).[14][15]

[13][12].National Register of Historic Places The Cragun House was recently added to the [11]

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