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Lebanon in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

A Village With Many Names

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Photographed By Keith L, August 12, 2022
1. A Village with Many Names Marker
Inscription.  These hitching posts serve as a reminder of the busy village that once existed here. It is a village that came to be known by many names.

Pomeranian immigrants who settled this area in the 1840s and 50s named the village Trechel, after the village in Germany from which they came. In 1910, the railroad was routed through the village and wielding its immense power declared it Lebanon Station. The original village of Lebanon, two miles south, was renamed Old Lebanon. Over the years this village has also been known as New Lebanon and, simply, Lebanon.

The hitching posts were vital. Horse-drawn vehicles of many kinds rode into town to conduct business. There was a butcher shop, post office, bank, hardware store, dry goods store, hotel, stockyards, lumber yard, two taverns, barber shop, telephone company, blacksmith shop, implement dealer, railroad depot, ice house and wagon painting establishment.

Daily passenger trains stopped at the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot 11 yards southeast of here. Cattle and grain were loaded onto trains at the siding. It was a very busy place.

Erected By Lebanon Historic
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Erected 1999 by Lebanon Historic Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ImmigrationRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 43° 15.54′ N, 88° 37.57′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is on Main Street (County Road R) 0.1 miles south of County Road MM, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at the U.S. Post Office in Lebanon. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N1798 County Road R, Lebanon WI 53047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lebanon Town Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Northwestern College (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Village Hall-Neosho Dodge County, WI (approx. 6˝ miles away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fred C. Merkle (approx. 6.6 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); First Kindergarten (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Also see . . .
1. Lebanon, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. The community has two parts, Lebanon and Old Lebanon. Old Lebanon was the
A Village with Many Names Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 12, 2022
2. A Village with Many Names Marker
original location, but when the first railroad was built several miles to the north, a large portion of the community relocated. (Submitted on December 7, 2022.) 

2. Lebanon Historical Society. (Submitted on December 7, 2022.)
3. Town of Lebanon. Township website.
Lebanon is a beautiful farming town nestled in rural Dodge County midway between Milwaukee and Madison....
(Submitted on December 7, 2022.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2022, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2022, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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