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About Washington Trust

Our bank was founded in 1800, just 24 years after the colonists declared independence and a mere nine years following the establishment of the country’s first national bank in Philadelphia. The First Bank of the United States reflected George Washington and Alexander Hamilton’s belief that a strong banking system was essential to the young nation’s developing and expanding economy.

A group of entrepreneurs in Westerly, Rhode Island believed the same was true for their farming and fishing community. They sought to establish a local financial resource to serve the people and early merchants of southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut… Continue reading about Washington Trust here


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