Lebanon (Tennessee)

Wilson County


Lebanon is a city in Wilson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In the town of around 20,200 people. The city is the county seat ( county seat ) of Wilson County. Lebanon is located in middle Tennessee, east of Nashville. The company Cracker Barrel was established here and has its headquarters in Lebanon. The three largest local banks while the national banks maintain only a minimum presence headquartered in Lebanon. The city is host to the annual Wilson State Fair which is often regarded as the best State Fair of the State of Tennessee called.


The city is located at coordinates 36 ° 12'29 "N, 86 ° 19'35 " W, the city is 75.8 km ² where 0.03 % water.


In the town of 20235 inhabitants, the population density is 267 people per square kilometer. According to the population census in 2000, 82 % of urban dwellers White, 13 % African American, 0.3% Native American and 0.82 % of all residents Asians. There were 7,987 households, and in which lived in 30.9% children under 18. 47.7 % were married couples, 15.0 % had a female single parent with no husband present, 33.4 % were singles. For every 100 females were 90.6 men, the average age was about 35 Jahren.Männer had a median income of $ 31,207 Women is one of $ 24,420. 13.0 % of the population live below the poverty line, 16.0% of the population were under 18 16.4% over 65 years old.


Interstate 40, which is considered the major route between Knoxville and Nashville, runs through the southern part of the city.



  • Lebanon Democrat (published Monday to Saturday )
  • Wilson Mail ( published twice weekly on Wednesday and Friday)


  • WANT 98.9 FM ( country music as well as local sports and news )
  • WRVW 107.5 FM ( discussed mainly Nashville )


  • WJFB 66 ( for 24 hours home shopping program )

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Jesse Johnson Finley, politician, lawyer and brigadier general of the Confederate States in the Civil War
  • George Huddleston, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Thomas Kilby, politician, Governor of Alabama
  • John Selden Roane, politician, Governor of Arkansas
  • Kim Tolliver, soul singer
  • Sharon Wyatt, Actress