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Marion in Crittenden County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crittenden Bank & Trust Company

Erected 1919

 

—Courthouse Square Walking Trail —

 
Crittenden Bank & Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Crittenden Bank & Trust Company Marker
Inscription. The Crittenden Bank & Trust, the town’s third bank, began operation January 9, 1909, replacing the Bank of Marion which had failed in 1908. Three other short-lived banks were housed in this building. The last banking operation here was that of Citizens Bank, which was chartered March 15, 1938, and remained in this building until 1956. The marble lobby floors and bronze tellers’ cages, and two safes remain in place. The building is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by the City of Marion.
 
Location. 35° 12.862′ N, 90° 11.748′ W. Marker is in Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of East Military Road and Cypress Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Military Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 East Military Road, Marion AR 72364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Rhodes Storefronts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 500 feet away); Crittenden County Health Department (about 600
The former Crittenden Bank & Trust Company. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. The former Crittenden Bank & Trust Company.
feet away); a different marker also named Confederate Soldier's Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Loss of the Sultana (about 800 feet away); The Sultana Tragedy (about 800 feet away); Military Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Regarding Crittenden Bank & Trust Company. As the county and its businesses began to prosper, banks provided a depository for monies and a source for needed capital for new businesses and homes. Unfortunately, many of the early banks failed. Of the four banking institutions which operated in this building, only one, Citizens Bank, survived. It moved in 1956 into the building operated today as the Marion City Hall, and later into another building at the corner of Pine and Block streets. Citizens Bank was merged with National Bank of Commerce of Memphis, Tennessee in 1999.
 
Also see . . .  Map of the City of Marion Courthouse Square Walking Trail. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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