Welcome To Lebanon, Kansas

Welcome

Located just north of the US-36/US-281 junction, Lebanon has access to major markets in four directions. It is also served by main line trains of the Kyle Railroad handling freight. Because of its central location and surrounding farmlands, Lebanon is a crossroads to the nation during hunting seasons with hunters traveling hundreds of miles to hunt Pheasant, Quail, Dove, Turkey and Deer. Location of the geographical center of the United States was established by the government geodetic survey of 1898. Financed by the business and professional people of Lebanon, a stone marker north and west of town was dedicated on June 29, 1941. When Alaska and Hawaii were added as States, Lebanon’s site became the Historical Geographical Center of the 48 States or the Contiguous United States. There is a park kept up by the Lebanon HUB Club members where you can picnic and rest. A small chapel there where you can find inspiration. A few weddings have also been held in the chapel or in the park.

SCounty
County:  [SM] Smith
Population: 218
Elevation: 1821 feet
Latitude: 39° 48′ 35″ N
Longitude: 98° 33′ 19″ W
School District: USD 237, Smith Center
ZIP code: 66952
Area Code: (785)
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  • Betty’s Beauty Bar 414 Main St Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-6611
  • Gary Thompson Insurance & Real Estate 500 Kansas Ave Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-1711
  • Hoss’s Antiques & Collectibles  Hwy. 281 & Main St. Lebanon, KS 66952 785-389-1661
  • The Peoples Bank 504 Main St Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-5341
    • LaDow’s Supermarket/Variety Store & Cafe 415 Main St. Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-3261

* AFLAC Insurance 200 Chestnut St. P.O. Box 236 Lebanon, KS 66952-0236 (785) 282-6248 Business Hours: M-TH 9 AM–4 PM randy_maus@us.aflac.com  Cheryl_maus@us.Aflac.com

  • Midway Co-Op Inc. Service Station, Tire Repair, Propane 110 Elm St Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-8561
  • Midway Co-Op Inc. Elevator, Seed Cleaning, Fertilizer, Feed 600 Main Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-5311
  • Lebanon RV Park Chestnut St Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Lebanon Post Office

418 Main St. Lebanon, KS  66952
(785) 389-8801

Lebanon Christian Church
Pastor: Lance McDowell (785) 282-6932 ltmcdowell(a)hotmail.com

Sunday Services: Sunday School: – 9:30 a.m. Worship: – 10:30 a.m.

Address: Lebanon Christian Church Lebanon, KS 66952 Office: (785) 389-1691

Webpage:
Lebanon Methodist Church
Lebanon Methodist Church
Pastor: Rev. Laura Fricker (785) 389-8851
Sunday Services: Sunday School: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Worship: 11:00 – 12:00 a.m.

Address: Lebanon Methodist Church Lebanon, KS 66952

Oak Creek Church


Address: Oak Creek Church Lebanon, KS 66952

  • Lebanon American Legion Hall  Main St. Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Lebanon Community Center  Main St. Lebanon, KS 66952
  • Lebanon Community Park- Downtown
  • U.S. Center Park- 1 Mile North and 1 Mile West of Town
  • Lebanon Golf Course – 1 mile North of Town & 1/2 mile East.
  • American Legion Post #185
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • BPW Club
  • Christian Womans Fellowship(785) 389-1491
  • Kanza House Genealogy History & Resource Library Assn. Lebanon, KS 66952 President: Gloria Snow gjsnow@sbcglobal.net
  • Lebanon Hub Club (Chamber of Commerce) President: Lori Ladow (785) 389-3582

LHS Alumni Association

Music Study Club
Over 60 Club

  • U.S. Center Foundation P.O. Box 24 Lebanon, KS 66952 President: Kent Stones (785) 620-7115

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Mayor:

Rick Chapin
City Council:
Members:

  • Boyd Beardslee
  • Randy Maus
  • Betty Pilcher
  • Bill Befort
  • Hannah Ramriez
City Management:
City Attorney: Shannon McDowell
City Clerk: Kristy Howard
City Fire Chief: Bryan Befort
City Judge: Terry Jennings
City Superintendent: Cecil Miller
City Treasurer: Sondra Kennedy
City Facilities:

Lebanon Volunteer Fire Dept, Call City Office

Lebanon City Offices 404 Main St Lebanon, KS 66952 Phone: (785) 389-1141.

US Post Office

418 Main St Lebanon, KS 66952

Phone: (785) 389-8801

Providers in Smith County
Dentists
Optometrists

Toll-Free (800) 282-6086 (785) 282-6086, Fax (785) 282-3978,

  • Emergency (785) 282-6086,
Pharmacies

Founding

As the early settlers came and homesteaded in Smith County, a post office and village were established on Middle Oak Creek in the early 1870’s. A group of settlers asked Jackson “Jack” Allen, a Bible student and leading literary man of the day, to select the name for the town. “Why not go to the Bible?” was his first inspiration. Searching its pages, he stopped when he read of The Cedars of Lebanon and suggested that name. Nobody opposed, and the name of Lebanon was recorded in the records in 1873.
It was in October of 1887 that the residents of Old Lebanon picked up their very town, down to the foundations, and moved it four miles northeast. The people of Old Lebanon moved because the Rock Island Railroad, threading its way across Kansas toward the west, missed old Lebanon.

Geographic Center

Location of the geographical center of the United States was established by the government geodetic survey of 1898. Financed by the business and professional people of Lebanon, a stone marker north and west of town was dedicated on June 29, 1941.
Wording on Marker Geographic Center of the United States Latitude 39’50’ Longitude 98’35’ NE _ SE 14-S32-T2S-R11W Located by L.T. Hagadorn of Paulette & Wilson Engineers and L.A. Beardslee County Engineer From data furnished by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Sponsored by the Lebanon Hub Club Lebanon KS April 25, 1940
When Alaska and Hawaii were added as States, Lebanon’s site became the Historical Geographical Center of the 48 States or the Contiguous United States.

Lebanon Housing Authority Kansas Ave. Lebanon, KS 66952 Judy Hall, (785) 282-3825

Gary Thompson Real Estate 500 Kansas Ave Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-1711

Librarian

Box 67, North Main Lebanon, KS 66952 (785) 389-5711 Email Address: leblibrary@ruraltel.net

Library Hours: M-T-W-Th   2-5 pm;

Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday and federal holidays.

New Twitter account: LebKSLibrary
First Tweet event is #herotravel

Library Resources & Services: Member of Central Kansas Library System Children’s Programs Library Board Community Services Computer Services Map to Library Weather

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Available at the library Applications for the low income energy assistance program (LIEAP) can be picked up at the library. Information is also available about the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit tax programs. Kansas Income Tax forms and the Kansas Homestead Claim booklet are also available The library has copies of the monthly publication, The Kansas Senior Times. Come in and pick one up.

Summer Library Reading Program To be announced.

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