Weatherford in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Merchants and Farmers State Bank
Originally located on the southwest corner of the town square, the bank has occupied this site on the northeast corner since 1893-94. Early leaders of the bank included E.H. Eddleman, President from 1889 to 1915; W.R. Woodhouse, President from 1915 to 1919; and J.H. Doss, Sr., President from 1919 to 1945.
The Merchants and Farmers State Bank has played an important role in Parker County history as the primary lending source for many agricultural enterprises, local businesses, and home mortgages. The bank has maintained a strong civic commitment since its founding and supports a number of community and charitable activities.
Continued growth over the years has led to the construction of modern banking facilities. Renamed Texas Bank in 1986, this bank has contributed to the growth and development of Parker
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15282.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1889.
Location. 32° 45.579′ N, 97° 47.831′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is on North Main Street (Farm to Market Road 51), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Main Street, Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Citizens National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Weatherford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Weatherford Post Office (about 400 feet away); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (about 600 feet away); 1933 Weatherford City Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.