Bank Independent


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About Bank Independent

Bank Independent’s roots run deep in the Northwest Alabama area, and like the eighteen communities we serve, our heritage is rich and steeped in tradition.

Our story began in 1947 in Leighton, Alabama, when the area’s only bank unexpectedly closed, leaving the hardworking residents of eastern Colbert County without banking services for the first time since 1903.

A group of Leighton farmers recognized the needs of their community and pooled their resources to open The Bank of Leighton on August 4, 1947. The Colbert County Reporter newspaper reported that “the appreciation of the townspeople was thoroughly demonstrated by the nice deposits made on the first day.”… Continue reading about Bank Independent here


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