Serving DeWitt County since 1872

 

1872

First National Bank & Trust Company was granted its original charter on January 20, 1872, under the name of the DeWitt County National Bank, and was the first nationally chartered bank in DeWitt County.  The Bank was founded with the capital investment of $50,000 provided by Col. Thomas Snell, J. Thorton Snell, and William R. Carle, who became the first president.


William R. Carle

 

1905

The Bank opened a savings department in connection with the existing commercial department. It also underwent its first remodeling, adding a new feature to banking, safe deposit boxes.

1929

The Bank survived the widespread panic that ensued with the crash of the stock market and the Great Depression, under the leadership of Richard Snell, president. In 1936, Thomas Snell Dinsmore, grandson of one of the original founders, became president, and the bank assumed the assets of the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank of Wapella.

1948

The Bank continued to mirror the growth and modernization of the nation. It doubled its size, adding four teller windows, a night depository, two additional vaults, and 500 safe deposit boxes.

 

1969

The Bank's most extensive remodeling took place. Completed in March, the exterior remains mostly unchanged. 

1972

The drive-in facility was built and opened for added customer convenience. A drive-up ATM was added in 1992.

1974

The Bank's name was changed from DeWitt County National Bank to First National Bank and Trust Company to reflect the addition of the Trust Department. The Trust Department handles trusts, durable powers of attorney, land and insurance trusts, and estates.

1995

The FNB Info Line is launched.  Nearly 20 years later, it still remains incredibly popular.

1997

The First National Bank and Trust Company celebrated its 125th year of serving DeWitt county.

1998

First National Bank launches www.fnbclinton.com.

2000

Online Banking is added providing greater customer access to their account information in a secure online environment.

 

2005

August: First National Bank goes "live" with Online Bill Payment.

October: John M. Killian, Chairman and President of First National Bank and Trust Company, announces that the Bank will be constructing a new building at Mariah Commercial Park on Route 54 West across from Clinton High School. Construction will begin in the spring of 2006 and be completed in the spring of 2007. “This investment shows our commitment to the community and our faith in the future of First National Bank and Trust Company and DeWitt County,” said Killian. 

May 26, 2007

First National Bank opens it's new main facility at 2 Kelli Court in Clinton.

 

2010

First National Bank & Trust Company takes on the world of Social Media joining Facebook.

July 1, 2012

Due to increased migration of customers to the facility at 2 Kelli Court, the 40 year old location at 301 S. Grant St. is absorbed into the 2 Kelli Court location.  The building is still used by First National Bank & Trust Company for operational purposes in addition to serving as a 24 Hour ATM Location.

January, 2013

A new touch screen ATM is added to our former drive in facility next to Hardees.  The new machine has several great features including a screen that adjusts to your vehicle and a touch screen interface.

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