Details for First National Bank (Atlas Number 5119006936)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5119006936


Marker Number 6936
Atlas Number 5119006936
Marker Title First National Bank
Index Entry First National Bank
City Cooper
County Delta
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 249759
UTM Northing 3696039
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main & B-24
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Oldest bank in Delta County. Founded 1889 as private firm operating in a grocery store. Chartered as a national bank 1891. Erected this building 1909. Guaranty State Bank merged with First National 1925. This bank has had continued growth. The founder, Wm. J. McDonald (1844 - 1926), at his death left a great fortune to establish an astronomical observatory of the first order - the McDonald Observatory, in West Texas. RTHL 1966