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Lebanon in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lebanon

 
 
Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 13, 2016
1. Lebanon Marker
Inscription.
Lebanon
Poquechaneeg, the Indian name for the Lebanon area, was ceded to Englishmen in six tracts; the first was to Major John Mason in 1665. Settlement was begun in 1695 with fifty-one proprietors who apportioned among themselves home lots around the common. The town was formally organized in 1700 by gathering of a church and calling Pastor Joseph Parsons. By 1756, the population was 3,274, sixth in size in Connecticut.

Jonathan Trumbull was Governor of Connecticut 1769-1784. In May, 1775 the General Assembly established a Council of Safety to plan the defense of the colony during the Revolutionary War. On the cross roads of routes from Norwich to Hartford and Boston to New York, Lebanon was the logical place to meet. Trumbull's store became the War Office, where met nearly 1200 sessions of the Council of Safety.

Here conferred Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and William Williams, a native son and signer of the Declaration of Independence, with the French officers Count de Rochambeau, Duke de Lauzun, and General Lafayette, who commanded French troops that had been quartered in Lebanon during the winter of 1780-1781. The Trumbull family guided Lebanon folk in gathering supplies for the Continental Army making Connecticut the “Provision State”. Lebanon is the birthplace of William Beaumont,
Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 13, 2016
2. Lebanon Marker
( back )
pioneer researcher in gastric digestion, and of these Governors of Connecticut:
Jonathan Trumbull. Jr 1797-1809
Clark Bissell 1847-1849
Joseph Trumbull 1849-1850
William A. Buckingham 1858-1866

Erected by the Town of Lebanon
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1976

 
Erected by the Town of Lebanon and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 38.136′ N, 72° 12.776′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of West Town Street and Exeter Road (Connecticut Route 207), on the right when traveling north on West Town Street. Touch for map. Located in Trumbull Park in front of Lebanon Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon CT 06249, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lebanon Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Lebanon Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lebanon Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Lebanon, Connecticut (within shouting
Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 13, 2016
3. Lebanon Marker
distance of this marker); Lebanon World War I – World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Lebanon Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hill Church Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town Of Lebanon. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Lebanon, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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