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Beeville in Bee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First National Bank of Beeville

 
 
First National Bank of Beeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. First National Bank of Beeville Marker
Inscription. Beeville, the county seat of Bee County since 1860, did not have a secure bank until 1890, when the First National Bank of Beeville opened for business. Prior to that year, the town's only banking facility was A.C. Jones' general store, where some area residents stored money under a loose floorboard behind the counter.

The increases in population and trade volume brought by the arrival of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass and the Gulf,Western Texas & Pacific Railways in the late 1880s made the establishment of a bank necessary. In December of 1889 thirty investors met and organized the First National Bank of Beeville and elected A.C. Jones, Louis B. Randall, B.W. Klipstein, J.H. O'Connor, Viggo Kohler, J.C. Wood and J.R. Hoxie to the first board of directors.

The first National Bank of Beeville operated on the courthouse square until 1894, when it relocated to the vicinity of the railroad depot. Functioning at that site for 66 years, the bank moved in 1960 and again in 1984 to be near major auto routes.

It is one of the few banks in South Texas to have been independent and locally owned and operated for one hundred years.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1790.)
 
Location. 28° 24.4′ 
First National Bank of Beeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. First National Bank of Beeville Marker
N, 97° 44.035′ W. Marker is in Beeville, Texas, in Bee County. Marker is on East Houston Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 East Houston Street, San Antonio TX 78201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Rose Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); McClanahan House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Beeville on the Poesta (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bee County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Douglas A4 Skyhawk (approx. one mile away); Commercial National Bank (approx. one mile away); Medio Creek (approx. 7.4 miles away); Aransas Creek Settlers (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beeville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First National Bank of Beeville street sign image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
3. First National Bank of Beeville street sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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