Lebanon Connecticut is a charming town in Connecticut, United States. The city lying to the southwest of Norwich, south of New London, west of New Haven, and west of West Springfield is part of the greater Connecticut River Valley. The town is very small yet has various commercial activities going on. Many families go here to study or to work.
The old picturesque “town square” is where the city government offices are located. Various places in the greater Lebanon region depict Lebanese history through architecture, which depicts the time period when the city flourished through its famous merchants. One of such places is the Bulaouq souq. This particular souq depicts the life and times of the Lebanese people in an extraordinary manner.
“Bulaouq Square” is the largest public park of the town of Lebanon Connecticut. It can accommodate many activities for all age groups. It was built in 1963 and is a major tourist attraction in the town of Lebanon. The area was a trading post for many years in both the olden times as well as in the new London county times. The modern-day square mile was built as a result of the World’s War II.
The Bulaouq wildlife refuge occupies a significant portion of the land. Due to the size of the refuge, Lebanon calls for a substantial amount of agricultural produce. In fact, the town of Lebanon is known for the large amount of produce it produces. It has a total population of about twelve hundred. The largest town of the Lebanon region is known as the “capital town” of the Connecticut colony.
A number of the towns of the state are in close proximity to some of the major cities of the state like New Haven, New York City, Washington DC, Springfield and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. As a result, many young families or individuals visit the various destinations of the state on a yearly basis. Many of these visitors come from surrounding cities like Connecticut and New York City.
To get to the largest town of Lebanon, you need to drive south on State Street past the “town green”. At the southern end of State Street is the second largest “town green” known as “Alton Town Green”. In Alton, you will find an observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the town of Lebanon Connecticut. The deck offers sweeping views of the Lehigh River and the Charles River. It also offers easy access to the numerous public gardens and parks in the area.
The second oldest town of the state is also located in the district of Alton. This town was originally called Mount Lebanon. Benjamin Franklin lived in this town for several years and it is where the American settlement of Marblehead began. During the Revolutionary War, this town served as a supply depot for the Continental Army. This town has been a home to a number of prominent Americans such as John Winthrop, Ethan Allen, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson and newspaper publisher William Whately.
The newest town of Lebanon Connecticut is a small market town known as Trumbull. This town is just three square miles in size and has only around 300 residents. Trumbull is approximately two hours from New London and three hours from New York City. This is a nice enough place to visit and it is just about the right size for a family vacation or a honeymoon.
In 1776, Benjamin Franklin landed on the Maine colony of Plymouth island and established a town here. In 1777, he served as the first governor of this town. The name of the town remains as does that of the colony, now known as Massachusetts. This was just one of the many towns and cities that the American revolution affected.
In 1780, a new law was passed in the state called the “duc de lauzun”. This law required all men over the age of twenty-five to serve in the military or go into the service. A young farmer named Jacques du Laux was asked to serve in the military and he refused. For this he was punished severely and later in his life, he went into politics and served as the state’s governor.
During the American revolution, the duc de lauzun played an important role in deciding the fate of the fledgling country. The British were forced to retreat from New Hampshire due to the insurmountable losses and the American force consisted of almost one third of the entire male population of the colony. The duc de lauzun decided that the families of the settlers who had fought to liberate the colonists would not be punished for their acts of resistance so they decided to occupy the houses and farms of the families that had collaborated with the enemy. When the British were finally removed from the area, they left behind a substantial monetary settlement in the town of Lebanon.