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Security Bank and Trust Company

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Security Bank and Trust Company Marker
Inscription.  The Security Bank and Trust Company traces its history to the Wharton National Bank. The second banking institution to open in the city, the Wharton National Bank was organized in 1902, and closed in 1915. Following reorganization, the bank reopened in January 1916 as Security Bank and Trust Company. A State of Texas charter was granted in May 1918.

The first officers of the Security Bank and Trust Company were A. A. Mullins, R. J. Wright, Tom Brooks, and E. Hawes, Sr. The institution's board of directors counted among its member's civic leaders and prominent businessmen of the community, including G. A. Harrison, T. Gordon, and G. H. Northington, Sr.

The Security Bank and Trust Company has been an important part of Wharton's history since its opening, and has contributed to the community in many ways. Its directors were instrumental in the organization of major civic activities, including the Wharton County Youth Fair, and the bank was a catalyst in the founding of Wharton County Junior College.

Security Bank and Trust continues to serve Wharton and the surrounding communities, actively maintaining an involvement in
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
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civic projects.
 
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4631.)
 
Location. 29° 18.654′ N, 96° 5.998′ W. Marker is in Wharton, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Milam Street (State Highway 60) and North Fulton Street, on the right when traveling west on East Milam Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Milam Street, Wharton TX 77488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge George E. Quinan (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Robert McAlpin Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharton County Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wharton County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); City of Wharton (about 400 feet away); Site of Plaza Hotel and Plaza Theater (about 500 feet away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wharton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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