West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Main Street, West Lebanon, in 2012
Main Street, West Lebanon, in 2012
West Lebanon is located in New Hampshire
West Lebanon
West Lebanon
West Lebanon is located in the United States
West Lebanon
West Lebanon
Coordinates: 43°38′57″N 72°18′37″W / 43.64917°N 72.31028°W / 43.64917; -72.31028Coordinates: 43°38′57″N 72°18′37″W / 43.64917°N 72.31028°W / 43.64917; -72.31028
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyGrafton
CityLebanon
Elevation
407 ft (124 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
03784
Area code(s)603
GNIS feature ID870780[1]

West Lebanon is a section (pop. approx 4,100)[2] of the city of Lebanon, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River. The area contains a major shopping plaza strip along New Hampshire Route 12A, serving the Upper Valley communities along Interstates 89 and 91. West Lebanon also hosts the Lebanon Municipal Airport, a number of small software and tech businesses, and a regional daily newspaper, the Valley News. The village serves as a bedroom community for nearby Dartmouth College.

West Lebanon was the site of Lebanon's first settlement in 1761. The village later developed into a regional hub for rail transport, although at that time it was better known to travelers as Westboro. By the 1950s, however, the rail industry had shrunk significantly. The rail service through West Lebanon was eventually terminated, and the village of White River Junction, Vermont, across the Connecticut River, took over most of the remaining services.

Today commerce has replaced transportation as the basis of the economy, and West Lebanon serves as the commercial hub for a United States micropolitan area of over 170,000 people.[3]

References

  1. ^ "West Lebanon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates (DP05), 2019 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles: ZCTA5 03784 (West Lebanon, NH)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  3. ^ U.S. Bureau of the Census: Official List of Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Components, December 2003
West Lebanon in 1889
West Lebanon in 1889