Lebanon, Indiana

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Lebanon (commonly pronounced "Leba-nen") is a city in and the county seat of Boone County, Indiana, United States.[4] The population was 14,222 at the 2000 census. The city was named Lebanon because a stand of hickory trees on the site reminded one of the town's commissioners of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon. [1] Lebanon is located in central Indiana, northwest of Indianapolis.



Lebanon is located at 40°3′8″N 86°28′18″W / 40.05222°N 86.47167°W / 40.05222; -86.47167 (40.052137, -86.471570).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), all of it land.

Notable architecture

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.[citation needed]


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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