Lebanon Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Lebanon Road
Neighborhoods Hays, Lincoln Place
Origin of name Probably Lebanon Church

Lebanon Road is probably named for Lebanon Church, which is located near the intersection of Lebanon Road and Lebanon Church Road. This Presbyterian church, along with Bethel Presbyterian Church, was organized in 1778; these are the oldest churches of any denomination in Allegheny County.[1]

Bob Regan includes "Lebanon" in a list of streets named for countries,[2] which is probably indirectly true; the church is likely named for the ancient land of Lebanon, mentioned many times in the Bible.


  1. History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Including its early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of its historic and interesting localities; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests; improvements, resources, statistics, etc.: Also portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens, p. 290. A. Warner & Co., Chicago, 1889. Google Books DwzYAAAAMAAJ; Internet Archive historyofalleghe1889cush. [view source]history-of-allegheny-county
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 64. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan