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Welcome to Lebanon, Missouri!  We are a growing community, focused on growth and community engagement. Lebanon has a rich history, before American/European settlers entered the area. We are proud of this history, and continually look forward to what the future holds.

Even before it existed as a town, Lebanon, MO and the surrounding area’s travelers used a worn trail, beginning with the Wyota and Osage Indians. During the Civil War, this trail became the "Wire Road” due to the installation of telegraph lines along the trail between St. Louis and Springfield. In the late 1920s, it became the world famous Route 66 . Today, the trail lives on as Interstate 44 (I-44). Lebanon has consistently been a major stop along this trail.

Lebanon is a fantastic mix of culture, industry, service, history, and progress. We are one of the lowest cost of living areas in the United States, yet we have a fine modern hospital, a top-of-the-line community college in Ozark Technical Community College(plus satellites for Drury University, and Missouri State University), and a budding small business and retail scene.

Our entertainment and leisure options continue to grow, with a movie theater next door to our top-notch library and Route 66 museum!  There are a handful of hobby/game shops, outdoor activities such as town celebrations in the summer, Christmas in the Park in the winter, and a great fishing/hiking spot a few short miles down the road in Bennett Spring.
Mayor Josh Ray
Josh Ray

City Hall
401 S. Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO 65536
Ph: (417) 532-2156
Fx: (417) 532-8388

Office Hours
Monday - Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
or by Appointment
City Hall Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our school system continues to modernize, plus there are numerous private schools in town to help students achieve their goals. I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the multitude of religious and non-profit organizations in town, too. Lebanon has a citizenry that endeavors to serve!

As the youngest elected mayor in our town’s history, I am a testament to the forward progress of our community. We endeavor to retain our best and brightest, attract ambitious individuals and families, encourage and motivate our citizens, and engage our community. Our town is your town, should you choose to stay or visit.

I look forward to serving you.
-Mayor Josh Ray 

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