1738 – Born in Orange County, Virginia. Elijah Craig was an idealistic Baptist preacher from Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
1771 – Ordained as a Baptist minister.
1777 – Was the pastor of Blue Run Church.
1784 – Incorporated the town of Lebanon near the site of McClelland’s Fort in the Virginia legislature.
1808 – The community went into a decline after the death of Elijah Craig on May 18th.