Business Type: Bank
Business Type: Loan, Financing and Credit
Business Type: Mortgage and Real Estate
Citizens Bank of Lafayette, Tennessee was organized under state charter on April 10, 1909. There were 83 original stockholders who purchased $100 or $200 worth of stock. It was decided the bank would be known as Citizens Bank and it was incorporated for $12,000.
On July 1, 1909, the bank opened for business at 218 Public Square in Lafayette. The bank continued to operate at this location until building a new location across the street in 1954. A modern building was constructed that featured lock boxes, a night-depository, and a drive-in window. The new building officially opened in 1957 and still operates as a branch office. In December 2004, Citizens Bank was recognized as the oldest business on the Public Square.
The bank continued to grow and additional branch offices were opened on Scottsville Road in Lafayette, in Red Boiling Springs, and in the Siloam Community. In 1994, the Siloam Branch was moved to Westmoreland.
In 1986, the stockholders of Citizens Bank voted to form a one-bank holding company, Citizens Bancorp. In 1987, Citizens Bancorp acquired Bank of Celina. Smith County Bank was acquired in 1993. The holding company also owns Town and Country Finance Company with offices in Lafayette and Carthage.
By 1998, Citizens Bank had outgrown its main office on the Public Square. A new state-of-the-art building was constructed at the corner of College Street and Highway 52 ByPass West. The new Main Office officially opened on May 24, 1998.
Continued prosperity led to Citizens Bancorp’s purchase of a majority interest in Liberty State Bank in July, 1999. Liberty State Bank has two offices in Lebanon, an office in Alexandria, an office in Smithville, and a home office in Liberty.
The Board of Directors of Citizens Bank are: Charles E. Darnell, Chairman; Peter G. Williston, Chief Executive Officer; Joe Carter, President; Mike Reese; Tom McCall; Tony Polston; Cynthia McClard; Gail Srygley; and Ransom Jones.
Citizens Bancorp’s Total Assets now exceed $380 million. We are proud of our successes and we are proud of Macon County. We have the best customers in the world.
|Service Area:||banking, loans, checking, mortgages, online banking, saving account, interest rates, mortgages rates, business checking and savings, ATM Locations, Deposit Products, Debit Card, On Call Banking, Investment Products, Auto Loan, Business Loan, Home Equity Loans, Credit Cards, Credit Report, Financial Calculators, e-statements, bill pay, cash card, Lock Boxes, Bank by Mail, Night Depository, Notary Service, Traveler’s Checks, Wire Transfers, Individual Retirement Accounts, IRAs|
|Neighborhoods:||Lafayette, Red Boiling Springs, Westmoreland, Gallatin, Macon County, Sumner County, Wilson County, Lebanon. Clay County, Celina, Jackson County, Gainesboro, TN, Hartsville, Carthage, Smith County, Allen County, Scottsville, Carthage, Smith County, Defeated,|