About The Citizens National Bank of Meridian
On March 6, 1888, a young Mississippi legislature granted a “handwritten” charter to a group of businessmen and farmers who would raise $50,000 to open Citizens Savings Bank. From their first location in a store on a dirt street in downtown Meridian, Citizens National’s early directors and officers began building a foundation of trust with new customers and a new and growing community—a trust that would be severely tested years later in the Great Depression.
While The Great Depression took its toll on this country’s young banking community, Citizens National stood firm. And when the nation’s remaining banks reopened following President Franklin Roosevelt’s emergency “bank holiday” on March 14, 1933, Citizens National was one of only six banks in the state of Mississippi to begin serving the public immediately. Excluding the federally imposed holiday, Citizens National has never closed its doors or broken its trust with depositors, even during the most challenging days of the Depression… Continue reading about The Citizens National Bank of Meridian here
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