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First Community Bank has been in business since 1909. We are headquartered in Chatom, Alabama, with branch offices in Washington and Mobile counties.
If you'd like to speak to someone at First Community, please call us toll-free at 1-800-262-3558
Nineteen hundred and nine was a special year.
It was a time before coast to coast telephone service, airmail, World War I and before many products such as electric refrigerators,
television, radio, copy machines, calculators, electronic banking, tape recorders, nylon and ball-point pens became a part of every day life.
There were 90,492,000 people in the forty-six states. William Howard Taft was inaugurated as the 27th President of the United States. During the first year of Taft's administration 700,000 acres of government lands were opened to settlers in Washington, Montana, and Idaho.
On June 6, 1909, a group of men met in the office of Granade and Granade, Attorneys, for the purpose of organizing a bank. The charter was filed July 1, 1909, with a capital stock of $25,000 and 250 shares at $100 per share.
The following were named as presiding officers of the newly organized bank: James N. Granade, president; Oscar L. Gray, vice-president; C. T. McCorquodale, secretary; and M. L. Smith, cashier. Business of the bank was first conducted in the tax assessor's office in the Washington County Courthouse and continued there until 1914.
During the depression years, when the federal government required all banks to close for a specified period of time, Chatom State Bank was one of the few area banks that was able to reopen immediately.
In 1984, Chatom State Bank celebrated its 75th Anniversary. Then President, Curtis Loper, stated, "Even though we are the oldest ongoing business in Chatom and one of the oldest in Washington County, a business founded on traditional values, we are not mired in the past. We look forward to the twenty-first century with new ideas and innovative ways to meet our customers' needs. We will continue to be the hometown bank with friendly service whose purpose has always been and will continue to be to serve the needs of the people of the area and to help the area grow in a healthy economic way."
On July 19, 1986, Chatom State Bank changed its name to First Community Bank to reflect the banks growth and service to communities in both Washington and Mobile counties.
As of 12/31/2005, FCB has total assets exceeding $259 million and eight offices to serve you. The bank has services available to accommodate all customers' needs both large and small. Personal service is provided at all locations in a friendly manner.
President Glen Davis wants individuals to know that coupled with FCB's quick turn around on loans and it's willingness to take a hands-on approach to banking that "We're in this Together."
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