July 3, 2020
Independence Day Closings
Friday, July 3, 2020
City of Lenoir City Hall and recreational facilities will be closed Friday, July 3, in celebration of Independence Day.
Garbage collection will not be affected. Click here to view the Garbage Routes
About the Holiday
Independence Day, also know as The Fourth of July or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. Source
Click here to read the Declaration of Independence.
Charters of Freedom
You can read the Declaration of Independence and America's other Charters of Freedom in person in Downtown Lenoir. Community leaders and elected officials dedicated the Caldwell County Charters of Freedom setting July 3, 2019.
Click here to visit the Charters of Freedom page.