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What's in a Name?: Mount Lebanon (2006)

Lost Louisiana



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Mount Lebanon, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, 32.5052455, -93.0676039

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-03-20

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: History | Mount Lebanon Baptist Church (Mount Lebanon, La.) | CHURCHES | Places of worship | Mount Lebanon University (Mount Lebanon, La.) | Historic buildings


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Towns, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Grubbs, Ruby Interviewee
  • Eaton, P. F. Interviewee


This segment from the “What’s in a Name, Part 2” episode of the series “Lost Louisiana” from March 20, 2006, features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Mount Lebanon in Bienville Parish. He talks to town historian Elizabeth Towns about the town’s eight founding families from South Carolina, the Biblical origins of the town’s name, and the history of Mount Lebanon University. Whinham also visits the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, which was built in 1837, and talks to resident Ruby Grubbs about the church serving as the heart of the town. Lastly, Whinham tours the town’s historic homes, including “The Dogtrot” with owner P.F. Eaton.