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The banking business was first established in Warren county in 1888, by Post & Bundy, private bankers, who occupied the building in which now the law offices of Attorney Stansbury are kept, on West Main street. They only continued in business about one year.

The next bank was the Warren County Bank, established in 1889, and now has a capital of $50,000, surplus and undivided profits, $8.000. Its deposits now run $265,000. Its president is W. C. Smith; vice-president, A. H. Haun; cashier, J. A. Hatton. This is one of the two solid banking houses of the town of Williamsport.

The Williamsport State Bank, of Williamsport, was organized in 1893; the president is John Ridenour; vice-president, I.T. Stanteor; cashier, P. W. Fleming. Their capital is $50,000; surplus and profits, $18,500.

The West Lebanon banks are safe, secure and progressive banks. The Central Bank was organized in 1888 and now has a capital of $25,000; surplus and profits, $2,000. Its president is William C. Smith; vice-president F. C. Fleming; cashier, L. T. Jones.

The Farmers Bank at West Lebanon was organized in 1893, has a capital of $25,000; surplus, $4,000. Its president is W. S. Fleming; cashier, Burt Fleming.

Pine Village Bank (private) was formed in 1901. It now has a capital of $10,000, with deposits amounting to $106,000. James C. Jones is president; Clement Jones, vice-president; Seymour Rhode, cashier.

The Bank of Pence was organized in 1903, has a capital of $12,000. John Crawford is president and Phillip Cadle, vice-president, with Fred Bell, cashier.

These constitute the only banking houses of any consequence ever doing business in the county.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001278
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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