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Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bank of Villa Rica

Carroll County’s Oldest Financial Institution

 

—May 4, 1899 – June 4, 1996 —

 
Bank of Villa Rica Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
1. Bank of Villa Rica Marker
Inscription. The Bank of Villa Rica was Carroll County’s oldest financial institution, and one of the oldest financial institutions in the State of Georgia. The bank was chartered with $15,000 of capital when it opened in 1899. This was one of the few banks that survived the Great Depression.

This building served as the main Bank of Villa Rica from 1899 until February 11, 1974. From this site and subsequent locations the bank served the community for 97 years.
 
Erected by Villa Rica Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 33° 43.9′ N, 84° 55.2′ W. Marker is in Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is on Bankhead Highway (U.S. 78) just west of South Candler Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands approximately 70 feet west of South Candler Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica GA 30180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Villa Rica Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); Villa Rica's Textile Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Riders (about 400 feet away, measured in
Bank of Villa Rica Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
2. Bank of Villa Rica Marker
a direct line); Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fullerville Jail (approx. one mile away); The Grove (approx. 3.5 miles away); Vansant Brothers (approx. 9.8 miles away); Douglas County (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Villa Rica.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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