Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First National Bank of Crockett
Founded about 1881 as sideline in mercantile store of W.E. Mayes (1837-1915), who aided customers by keeping cash and currency in his safe, issuing loans and credits.
In 1892 H.F. Moore (1854-1926) came here from Galveston to charter First National Bank, with Mayes transferring his deposits. This bank absorbed (1904) Farmers and Merchants National Bank (founded 1901). Presidents: Mayes (1892-93); J.C. Wooters (1893-1904); Moore (1904-26); Arch Baker (1926-43); Moore's sons, Donald G. (1943-44) and Phil C. (1944-50); J.L. Burton (1950-68); Henry M. Ellis (1968- ).
Continuing its distinguished history of service to its customers and to the community, First National Bank celebrated its centennial in 1992.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11130.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 31° 19.056′ N, 95° 27.429′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 East Goliad Avenue, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E. Mayes Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Courthouses of Houston County (within shouting distance of this marker); W.V. McConnell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Crockett Hotel (about 300 feet away); Patton-Buchanan Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.