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Neddy Jacobs Replica Cabin- northwest corner of the Public Square

This replica cabin, built in 2002, depicts the home of Needy Jacobs in 1800. The Jacobs cabin’s original location was to the northwest of the Big Spring, later known as the Town Spring. This spring would provide water to Lebanon for over 100 years. In the early years, citizens would descend stone steps into the spring to retrieve their water. In 1887 stand pipe was laid to carry the water to homes and businesses. The spring was abandoned in 1932 and the city went to the Cumberland River for its water source. Listen and you can still hear the spring running as strong as ever under our Public Square.


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