The earliest settlement was made around the year 1770 by David Whedon, John Hamilton, and Robert Creighton. Hebron was formed in 1786 and named for Hebron, Connecticut. Previous to that time, it was called Black Creek. East Hebron and Munro's Meadows (North Hebron) were the first areas to be settled. The high hills divided the early settlers into several neighborhoods. The northern and eastern parts were settled by families from New England and the southern and western parts by Protestant Scotch and Irish belonging to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.