Light’s Fort, built in 1742 in what is now Lebanon, served multiple purposes over the centuries. The structure is still standing today, with restorations ongoing, and it is the subject of local folklore regarding the existence of subterranean tunnels.
The Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad Station (also known as the Cornwall & Lebanon Depot) was built in 1885 and is located at 161 N. 8th Street in Lebanon.
The Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Station is one of a long list of surviving historic structures in the City of Lebanon.
The Colonial Theater was built in 1923 and was located at the northwest corner of 9th and Cumberland streets. 100 years later, its elegance has not been equaled locally.
In a first for Lebanon County, one of its thirty-one structures on the National Register of Historic Places has been removed.
Lebanon has had a long history of family restaurants and diners.
Alden Villa, also known as Millwood, is a historic Gilded Age three-story mansion spanning 11,223 square feet located in Cornwall (its official address is 1012 Alden Way, Lebanon, PA).
During the mid-1900s, it seemed there was a neighborhood bar on nearly every corner in Lebanon.
The stories of bootleggers, moonshine, and speakeasies attest that many people in Lebanon County were not supporters of Prohibition.
The Office of Civilian Defense was the catalyst that invited citizens to participate in their own defense, which inspired unprecedented teamwork and mutual aid around the nation.
There were no major battles near Fort Swatara; however, several soldiers and many settlers were killed, and several women and children were kidnapped by marauding Indians.
In 1957, the Hotel Weimer was sold for about $250,000 to one of the world’s largest hotel chains, Milner Hotels Management Inc., “in what was termed the greatest property transfer in local history.”
The historic one-and-a-half-story structure is located west of Newmanstown, off of Pennsylvania Rte. 419 in Millcreek Twp.
From 1916 to 1933, Lebanon ranked 12th in Pennsylvania in cigar production. In 1927, Lebanon produced $1,230,600 worth of tobacco products.
In the history of Lebanon County, manufacturers of the frozen treat range from mom-and-pop shops to fairly large businesses.