Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Early Banking

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Early Banking Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Early Banking Marker
Inscription. Early financial business in Searsport was transacted in Counting Houses. The growth of commerce and industry in the mid 19th Century created the need for a bank. On August 1, 1853, Jeremiah Merithew organized the Searsport Bank which was probably located on the second floor of the Merithew Block on the corner of Leach Street. It issued its own paper notes until the bank closed. The picture shows a note and Mr. Merithew. The next bank, the Searsport National Bank, was organized in 1891 and occupied a newly constructed building. It remains largely unchanged with the original vault on site. The Bank underwent several ownerships and in 1979 moved into larger accommodations across the street.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 44° 27.485′ N, 68° 55.564′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Rt. US-1) and Mosman Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street (Rt. US-1). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raising the Flag (within shouting
Early Banking Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Early Banking Marker
distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); Searsport House (within shouting distance of this marker); Making a Living (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street, 1875 (about 400 feet away); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 500 feet away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (about 500 feet away); The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #8 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Early Banking Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. Early Banking Marker
Searsport National Bank Building as it is today. It currently is a book store. The marker is in the grassy area to the right of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement