South Lebanon, Ohio

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South Lebanon is a village located in Union and Hamilton Townships in central Warren County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 2,538, down from 2,696 in 1990. The village was originally called Deerfield because it was the chief settlement of Deerfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, but renamed because of its proximity to the county seat of Lebanon.



South Lebanon is located at 39°22′14″N 84°12′58″W / 39.37056°N 84.21611°W / 39.37056; -84.21611 (39.370581, -84.216084)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.76%) is water.


South Lebanon was home to fundamentalist Christian minister and preacher Rev. Kash Amburgy who developed a following on local radio and television stations. Most notably in the 1960s and 70s he was best known as the owner of Kash's Big Bargain Barn. His commercial messages would always end with the familiar tagline:

"Follow the signs, follow the arrows, or follow the cars: to Kash's BIG Bargain Barn in South LEB-anon O-HI-o, where you save cash with Kash!"

His discount store business closed in the early 1980s but continued his ministry of sponsoring and hosting pilgrimage trips to the Holy Land until his death in 2002.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,538 people, 996 households, and 693 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,521.2 people per square mile (586.8/km²). There were 1,069 housing units at an average density of 640.7/sq mi (247.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.58% White, 0.04% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

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