Place:New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States

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NameNew Lebanon
Alt namesMount Lebanonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates42.45°N 73.383°W
Located inColumbia, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Barker Cemetery
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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New Lebanon is a town in Columbia County, New York, U.S., southeast of Albany. In 1910, 1,378 people lived in New Lebanon, New York. The population was 2,305 at the 2010 census.

The town of New Lebanon is in the northeast part of Columbia County. US 20 crosses the town.

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History

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New Lebanon was formed from the town of Canaan in 1818.

New Lebanon was the main spiritual home of the Shakers. The Mount Lebanon Shaker Society had 609 members in 1864. The most historic structures now belong to the Shaker Museum and Library. Some of the other surviving buildings are home to the Darrow School. Still others have been converted into a Sufi retreat center called the Abode of the Message. The latter is the former residence of Vilayat Inayat Khan, and is now the home of the current Pir of the Sufi Order International, Zia Inayat Khan.

Past residents of note

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  • Outstanding guide to New Lebanon family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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