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First National Bank in Graham

 
 
First National Bank in Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
1. First National Bank in Graham Marker
Inscription.  South Carolina native W.C. Beckham (1825-1895) came to Graham from Florida in the 1880s. He opened a mercantile store on the north side of the town square and soon began making short-term loans to his customers. That practice led to the creation of the Beckham National Bank in 1890. In 1921 it was renamed First National Bank in Graham. A significant part of the city's economic history, the bank continued in operation on the north side of the square until 1972, when it moved to this location.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1788.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 33° 6.303′ N, 98° 35.364′ W. Marker is in Graham, Texas, in Young County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and 2nd Steet, on the left when traveling south on Elm Street. The marker is located at the front entrance to the bank building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623 Elm Street, Graham TX 76450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Third County Courthouse (about
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hero (about 500 feet away); Young County Armed Forces Memorial (about 500 feet away); Graham Post Office (about 500 feet away); Ryus Store Building (about 600 feet away); To the Confederate Soldiers Of Young County (about 700 feet away); The Young County Jail (about 700 feet away); Morrison Funeral Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Graham.
 
The view of the First National Bank in Graham and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
2. The view of the First National Bank in Graham and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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