Nestled in the Clinch Mountains, Lebanon Virginia offers a particular brand of small town life. Yes, the town is a hub for government and industry. And yes, it provides access to creeks and trails, outdoor experiences, and spectacular views. We’re proud of that. But most importantly, Lebanon is a community of people who connect through tradition and an approach to life: high school sports, churches, shared heritage, and a commitment to improving life for our family and neighbors.
You can see the downtown Lebanon from Highway 19, and it’s an inviting sight. But the commercial trends that shaped towns across the country also pulled attention from the heart of our community. Now we’re returning our attention to the Main Street lined with historic structures, with walls and buildings of unique, hand cut block. And already there are signs of reinvestment in a downtown that will soon highlight the best of a region.
We’ll become a Hometown of the Clinch through our downtown efforts, highlighting our tributaries, Big Cedar and Little Cedar creeks. We’ll strengthen our climate for small and family-owned businesses, promoting unique offerings and places that appeal to those working at one of our many fine local employers. And by doing so, we’ll provide experiences for visitors as memorable as the views of Beartown Mountain.
When a visitor pulls off Highway19 to get a closer look, it will be a closer feel, too. Because faith and family is something that makes downtown Lebanon more than a business district. It’s the real thing: our community and our heart: the heart of Lebanon, the heart of Russell County, the heart of Southwest Virginia.