Lebanon, one of the state's largest towns, is located in New London County. The town was incorporated in 1700 and was the first settlement in Connecticut that got a Biblical name. Lebanon played a significant role as a base of American operations and was known as the Heartbeat of the Revolution. During the 19th century, the town kept its focus on agriculture and farming, which brought a wave of immigration in the early 1900s. Over the years the Residents have managed to retain much of their rural culture till this day.