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History of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA

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(Steitztown)

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA

Lebanon was founded by George Steitz in 1740 and was originally named Steitztown.

Lebanon was settled by European colonists in 1720, many with the family names of "Steitz" and "Light", along a creek that was then named "Steitz Creek". The Light patriarchs built a fort to protect against Indians and named it "Light's Fort". The town was laid out in 1753, incorporated as a borough on February 20, 1821, and became a city on November 25, 1885. It adopted the commission form of government, consisting of four councilmen and a mayor.

Lebanon bologna was first made here. Lebanon was formerly home to a major steel mill operated by Bethlehem Steel.

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  • 1854 - Lebanon
    Lebanon, a well-built town of South Lebanon township, and capital of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, is beautifully situated in a fertile limestone...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - ANOTHER FURNACE HORROR. EIGHT MEN CAUGHT IN A RUSH OF MOLTEN METAL.
    Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 5. - By the breaking out of molten iron in the stack of the Colebrook Furnace No. 1 yesterday HARVEY BOHER, HENRY FARTIG, ISAAC...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - E. Laudermilch, whose house was recently destroyed by fire at Lebanon, Pa.,
    recovered the gold and silver on the 8th which he had in the dwelling at the time The coin amounted to $8,750.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • 1895 - Lebanon
    Lebanon, a post-borough, capital of Lebanon co., Pa., is pleasantly situated in a fertile limestone valley, 28 miles W. of Reading, 26 miles E. by N. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - BABE TRAMPLED UPON BY FRANTIC PASSENGERS Cars Collide on Lebanon Trolley Line, Twenty Injured in the Crash.
    Special to The Inquirer.

    LEBANON, Pa., Dec. 22. - Two cars filled with Christmas shoppers collided this afternoon on the Lebanon Valley Street...Read MORE...


  • Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
    Eagle Hotel
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  • Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
    Church and Lehman Sts., Lebanon, Pa.
    Postcard
  • Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
    St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Rectory, Lebanon, Pa.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Lebanon, a city, capital of Lebanon CO., Pa., is pleasantly situated in a fertile limestone valley, 28 miles W. of Beading, on the Philadelphia and...Read MORE...




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Eagle Hotel
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Church and Lehman Sts., Lebanon, Pa.
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Rectory, Lebanon, Pa.
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  • 1854 - Lebanon
    Lebanon, a well-built town of South Lebanon township, and capital of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, is beautifully situated in a fertile limestone... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - E. Laudermilch, whose house was recently destroyed by fire at Lebanon, Pa.,
    recovered the gold and silver on the 8th which he had in the dwelling at the time The coin amounted to $8,750. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • News  1889 - ANOTHER FURNACE HORROR. EIGHT MEN CAUGHT IN A RUSH OF MOLTEN METAL.
    Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 5. - By the breaking out of molten iron in the stack of the Colebrook Furnace No. 1 yesterday HARVEY BOHER, HENRY FARTIG, ISAAC... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lebanon
    Lebanon, a post-borough, capital of Lebanon co., Pa., is pleasantly situated in a fertile limestone valley, 28 miles W. of Reading, 26 miles E. by N. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - BABE TRAMPLED UPON BY FRANTIC PASSENGERS Cars Collide on Lebanon Trolley Line, Twenty Injured in the Crash.
    Special to The Inquirer.

    LEBANON, Pa., Dec. 22. - Two cars filled with Christmas shoppers collided this afternoon on the Lebanon Valley Street... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lebanon, a city, capital of Lebanon CO., Pa., is pleasantly situated in a fertile limestone valley, 28 miles W. of Beading, on the Philadelphia and... Read MORE...

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