Details for First National Bank (Atlas Number 5147008880)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5147008880


Marker Number 8880
Atlas Number 5147008880
Marker Title First National Bank
Index Entry First National Bank
Address 120 W. Sam Rayburn
City Bonham
County Fannin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 761752
UTM Northing 3718585
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SH 56
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Oldest bank in Fannin County. Chartered December 12, 1883. At that time, county had 25,000 people; farming and industry prospered; a new railroad was being built; seven schools and colleges and three newspapers were in operation. Growth of the bank has paralleled and contributed to Bonham's growth. Many descendants of the 24 original stockholders remain affiliated with its interests. Presidents have been: W. A. Nunnelee, 1883-1897; S. B. Allen, 1897-1902; A. B. Scarborough, 1902-1921/1925-1944; D. W. Sweeney, 1921-1925; Dick Saunders, 1944- RTHL - 1966