“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

First National Bank of Bastrop

First National Bank of Bastrop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ross Perkins, March 29, 2013
1. First National Bank of Bastrop Marker
Inscription. First bank in county. In early days, money for safekeeping was placed with mercantile firms.

Organized as "Bank of Bastrop County," in March 1889; became a national bank on Aug. 10, 1889.

Presidents of this bank have been J.C. Buchanan, B.D. Orgain, W.A. McCord, W.B. Ransome, Earl C. Erhard and Gates B. Mack.

Present Structure built 1950. Is on site of 1860's law office of Geo. W. Jones and J.D. Sayers; each served Texas as Lieutenant Governor and U. S. Congressman. Sayers was governor, 1899-1903.

Noted trading store of John Swan Johnson also stood here.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9188.)
Location. 30° 6.687′ N, 97° 19.206′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Main Street south of Spring Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marked is mounted on the wall of the Calvary Episcopal Church. Marker is in this post office area: Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bastrop Advertiser (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (about 700 feet away); Site of Bastrop Military Institute (approx. mile away); H. P. Luckett House (approx. mile away); Thomas H. Mays (approx. 0.4 miles away); Primera Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Lost Pines of Texas (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Gotier Trace (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bastrop.
More about this marker. The bank is now located across the street from this original location.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 69 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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