February Business of the Month
The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is proud to name Citizens National Bank its February Business of the Month. Citizens National Bank will celebrate 122 years this year as a strong financial institute in Cameron, Texas.
Citizens National Bank continues, to this day to support their community in many ways. At Citizens National Bank, you’re not a number. They know your name when you come in and understand your unique banking needs. Because they know their customers, they can deliver many of the same accounts and benefits as larger banks but with a personal touch they can’t.
The Citizens National Bank was established on July 6, 1900 by Mr. Hilliard Fort Smith, Sr. who also served as its first president. He interested T.G. Sampson of Cameron and J.T. Sneed of Georgetown in joining him in the endeavor.
Citizens National Bank’s first financial statement, dated July 12, 1900, showed it had $50,000 in capital stock, no surplus, and deposits of $4,591.19. Value of its banking house was $7,500. By 1906, the Citizens National had become the largest bank in Cameron and Milam County and one of the largest in the region
The decades following the depression, the Bank and the communities it served continued to grow at a steady rate. Citizens National Bank extensively remodeled the building in 1950 and 1961, even adding a drive-in bank to meet the needs of a growing community. CNB was also the first bank in the area to establish a trust department.
To the Citizens National Bank’s dedicated shareholders, directors, officers and staff, the future looks just as promising as it did in 1900. When an institution strives first to serve the financial needs of its customers, growth will be the end result. To that end, we stand firmly in the present to serve the needs and concerns of the region through sound, yet innovative, banking practices.