Your Bank. Our History.
Our bank was founded in 1882. It was called First National Bank. Then in 1889, it became the Walnut Bank. This bank built a large business and a bank building in 1890. Even after a fire destroyed the building in 1900, the stockholders had the determination to re-build a building immediately. In 1920, the bank was chartered the First State Bank of Walnut.
In November 1902, in connection with John R. Knight, Mr. B. F Oakford organized the Citizens State Bank of Walnut. A merger of these two banks occurred in 1959 and the merged banks became Citizens First State Bank of Walnut.
In 1979, the current building which houses our main bank, was built. In 1980, the employees moved into the current building.
Citizens First State Bank has made many changes over the years, but one thing remains the same: Our customers are our greatest asset!