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50 Longest-Running Banks You Can Count On in Every State

Matt Sweeney

Historic banks fell like dominoes during the Great Recession. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) closed more than 450 banks as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, including Washington Mutual, the largest bank failure in United States history. But while many storied institutions became victims of the market turmoil, some kept right on ticking and have been for hundreds of years.

If you’re looking for a trusted bank to keep your money in for years to come, look no further. GOBankingRates has uncovered the longest continuously running banks in America. Most of the companies listed predate ATMs, credit cards and the Federal Reserve. Three banks were founded before the New York Stock Exchange was created. And some of the companies you’ll find here are even older than the states they are headquartered in. But there are also a few that are barely older than PayPal (looking at you, State Bank of Arizona).

GOBankingRates combed through the FDIC’s Institution Directory and Deposit Market Share Reports to determine the longest-running banks headquartered in each state. To be eligible for the list, banks could not be a subsidiary of another institution. If a bank had merged with another company, its headquarters were required to remain within the same state. The results are compiled chronologically, starting with Rhode Island’s Washington Trust Company, of Westerly — founded all the way back in 1800. We’ve also included how much the banks have in total assets and the number of branches each bank runs inside their home state.

The Washington Trust Company, of Westerly

  • State: Rhode Island
  • Founded: 1800
  • Total assets: $5,188,883,000
  • Number of branches in state: 23

PNC Bank, National Association

  • State: Delaware
  • Founded: 1804
  • Total assets: $393,267,250,000
  • Number of branches in state: 40

Citibank, National Association

  • State: South Dakota
  • Founded: 1812
  • Total assets: $1,459,623,000,000
  • Number of branches in state: 2

Institution for Savings in Newburyport and Its Vicinity

  • State: Massachusetts
  • Founded: 1820
  • Total assets: $3,595,915,000
  • Number of branches in state: 16

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

  • State: Ohio
  • Founded: 1824
  • Total assets: $2,354,812,000,000
  • Number of branches in state: 259

Liberty Bank

  • State: Connecticut
  • Founded: 1825
  • Total assets: $5,270,083,000
  • Number of branches in state: 55

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

  • State: Maine
  • Founded: 1827
  • Total assets: $1,024,313,000
  • Number of branches in state: 8

Bank of New Hampshire

  • State: New Hampshire
  • Founded: 1831
  • Total assets: $1,719,344,000
  • Number of branches in state: 27

The National Bank of Middlebury

  • State: Vermont
  • Founded: 1831
  • Total assets: $369,065,000
  • Number of branches in state: 7

Chemung Canal Trust Company

  • State: New York
  • Founded: 1833
  • Total assets: $1,748,070,000
  • Number of branches in state: 30

Bank of Maysville

  • State: Kentucky
  • Founded: 1835
  • Total assets: $127,298,000
  • Number of branches in state: 3

The Honesdale National Bank

  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Founded: 1836
  • Total assets: $696,312,000
  • Number of branches in state: 12

Provident Bank

  • State: New Jersey
  • Founded: 1839
  • Total assets: $993,306,000
  • Number of branches in state: 81

The First Bank of Alabama

  • State: Alabama
  • Founded: 1848
  • Total assets: $552,910,000
  • Number of branches in state: 7

Comerica Bank

  • State: Texas
  • Founded: 1849
  • Total assets: $72,406,000,000
  • Number of branches in state: 126

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company

  • State: Virginia
  • Founded: 1852
  • Total assets: $2,940,620,000
  • Number of branches in state: 25

Connection Bank

  • State: Iowa
  • Founded: 1854
  • Total assets: $307,120,000
  • Number of branches in state: 6

Exchange Bank & Trust

  • State: Kansas
  • Founded: 1856
  • Total assets: $34,391,000
  • Number of branches in state: 8

Root River State Bank

  • State: Minnesota
  • Founded: 1856
  • Total assets: $68,632,000
  • Number of branches in state: 1

Central Bank of Boone County

  • State: Missouri
  • Founded: 1857
  • Total assets: $2,049,146,000
  • Number of branches in state: 16

First National Bank of Omaha

  • State: Nebraska
  • Founded: 1857
  • Total assets: $21,357,028,000
  • Number of branches in state: 58

Baraboo State Bank

  • State: Wisconsin
  • Founded: 1857
  • Total assets: $370,864,000
  • Number of branches in state: 8

First Hawaiian Bank

  • State: Hawaii
  • Founded: 1858
  • Total assets: $20,526,147,000
  • Number of branches in state: 53

The First National Bank of Litchfield

  • State: Illinois
  • Founded: 1860
  • Total assets: $103,541,000
  • Number of branches in state: 2

First Financial Bank, National Association

  • State: Indiana
  • Founded: 1863
  • Total assets: $2,969,040,000
  • Number of branches in state: 33

First Tennessee Bank, National Association

  • State: Tennessee
  • Founded: 1864
  • Total assets: $41,988,700,000
  • Number of branches in state: 164

Bank of Stockton

  • State: California
  • Founded: 1867
  • Total assets: $3,185,723,000
  • Number of branches in state: 19

The Bank of Holly Springs

  • State: Mississippi
  • Founded: 1869
  • Total assets: $232,469,000
  • Number of branches in state: 5

Baker-Boyer National Bank

  • State: Washington
  • Founded: 1869
  • Total assets: $581,645,000
  • Number of branches in state: 7

Jefferson Security Bank

  • State: West Virginia
  • Founded: 1869
  • Total assets: $313,432,000
  • Number of branches in state: 5

First State Bank of Decatur

  • State: Michigan
  • Founded: 1870
  • Total assets: $52,198,000
  • Number of branches in state: 1

 

Arvest Bank

  • State: Arkansas
  • Founded: 1871
  • Total assets: $19,259,475,000
  • Number of branches in state: 125

The Geo. D. Warthen Bank

  • State: Georgia
  • Founded: 1871
  • Total assets: $182,905,000
  • Number of branches in state: 1

 

Branch Banking and Trust Company

  • State: North Carolina
  • Founded: 1872
  • Total assets: $223,086,000,000
  • Number of branches in state: 292

BayVanguard Bank

  • State: Maryland
  • Founded: 1873
  • Total assets: $299,535,000
  • Number of branches in state: 8

Zions Bancorporation, N.A.

  • State: Utah
  • Founded: 1873
  • Total assets: $70,064,730,000
  • Number of branches in state: 102

The First National Bank in Trinidad

  • State: Colorado
  • Founded: 1875
  • Total assets: $25,303,000
  • Number of branches in state: 4

The Goose River Bank

  • State: North Dakota
  • Founded: 1881
  • Total assets: $116,480,000
  • Number of branches in state: 3

Bank of The Rockies, National Association

  • State: Montana
  • Founded: 1883
  • Total assets: $1,804,152
  • Number of branches in state: 7

Eureka Homestead

  • State: Louisiana
  • Founded: 1884
  • Total assets: $110,345,000
  • Number of branches in state: 1

First Northern Bank of Wyoming

  • State: Wyoming
  • Founded: 1885
  • Total assets: $366,675,000
  • Number of branches in state: 3

First National Bank and Trust Company of Ardmore

  • State: Oklahoma
  • Founded: 1889
  • Total assets: $551,373,000
  • Number of branches in state: 11

Southwest Capital Bank

  • State: New Mexico
  • Founded: 1890
  • Total assets: $3,874,000
  • Number of branches in state: 6

Ireland Bank

  • State: Idaho
  • Founded: 1892
  • Total assets: $99,972,000
  • Number of branches in state: 14

Spratt Savings Bank

  • State: South Carolina
  • Founded: 1893
  • Total assets: $119,636,000
  • Number of branches in state: 2

Pictured: This a representational image of Columbia, South Carolina, which is the closest major city to the Spratt Savings Bank headquarters. 

Capital City Bank

  • State: Florida
  • Founded: 1907
  • Total assets: $2,994,817,000
  • Number of branches in state: 51

The First National Bank of Ely

  • State: Nevada
  • Founded: 1907
  • Total assets: $103,653,000
  • Number of branches in state: 1

Clackamas County Bank

  • State: Oregon
  • Founded: 1911
  • Total assets: $228,705,000
  • Number of branches in state: 4

First National Bank Alaska

  • State: Alaska
  • Founded: 1922
  • Total assets: $3,762,718,000
  • Number of branches in state: 28

State Bank of Arizona

  • State: Arizona
  • Founded: 1991
  • Total assets: $678,511,000
  • Number of branches in state: 10

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Methodology: GOBankingRates examined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Institution Directory and Deposit Market Share Reports – Summary of Deposits to determine the oldest continuously run banks in each state. To be included on this list, banks had to be headquartered in their respective states, could not be a subsidiary of a fellow institution, and, if they had merged with another institution, the bank’s headquarters had to have remained within the state. The FDIC data is accurate as of June 30, 2019, and was collected on Sept. 23, 2019.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: 50 Longest-Running Banks You Can Count On in Every State