Notice from Tax Collector - The Lebanon Town Hall including the Tax Office is closed on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. If you are paying taxes on the last day be sure your payment is mailed and has a U. S. postmark of 2/1/2017. You may pay online on Feb. 1, 2017 up to 11:59P.M. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 payments will be considered late and subject to interest per Connecticut State Statutes. Internet payments may be made by going to www.lebanonct.gov go to Tax Office and click on red/blue icon labeled tax bill. Proceed as prompted.
History of Lebanon, CT
How Lebanon Got Its Name
The stands of white cedar in Cedar Swamp in the Goshen section of town reminded the Rev James Fitch of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon, which were used to build King Solomon's Temple. The Biblical Lebanon was a mountain with groves of tall cedars and the words 'cedar' and 'Lebanon' are closely identified with the Bible. Although the North American white cedar is not the same species as the true cedar of Lebanon, it was a fitting association for Puritans to make. Thus Fitch gave the name of Lebanon to the new plantation when settlement began. The General Court confirmed the name in 1697. Lebanon was the first town in the colony to receive a Biblical name.
Source: Alicia Wayland, Remembering Lebanon, 1700-2000 (2000), 3.