Lebanon is a city in St. Clair CountyIllinoisUnited States. The population was 4,418 at the 2010 census. Like many other places in "Little Egypt" or Southern Illinois, Lebanon was named after the Eastern Mediterranean country of the same name.[3] It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

Lebanon is home to McKendree University, the oldest college in Illinois.

Notable people

Downtown Lebanon


Lebanon is home to the oldest founded college in the state of Illinois, McKendree University, and is also home to Lebanon Grade School And Lebanon High School (home of the Greyhounds).

There have been at least a dozen newspapers that have called Lebanon home. The Lebanon Advertiser has operated there since 1911. On December 26, 2013, it was purchased by David Porter. The former owner, Harrison Leon Church, owned the newspaper for 40 years. Except for a few months between Harrison and his father, Leon Church, the Church family owned the newspaper for 75 years.[8]

Location of Lebanon in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of Lebanon in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°36′12″N 89°48′41″WCoordinates38°36′12″N 89°48′41″W
Country United States
State Illinois
County St. Clair
 • Total 2.48 sq mi (6.41 km2)
 • Land 2.47 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
 • Total 4,418
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,797.65/sq mi (693.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 618
FIPS code 17-42496
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Website www.lebanonil.org/city
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