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Our History & Mural

Our History

The arrival of the railroad in Bastrop during the 1880s injected a fresh spirit of progress in the community. This economic upswing opened the way for three forward thinking venture capitalists to open Bastrop County Bank, which was soon bought out by local business men and renamed The First National Bank of Bastrop in August of 1889.

Throughout the following centuries, First National Bank played an integral role serving the community as Bastrop County experienced incredible development. We have continued to grow alongside Bastrop, opening new branches throughout the years: Highway 71, Elgin, Smithville, Cedar Creek, and Downtown Bastrop.

Today, we continue to serve our part of the world faithfully, being actively involved in the communities where we work, live, and raise our families. We take pride in our reputation for providing both ‘high tech’ and ‘high touch’ customer service that has helped us become one of the largest locally owned and independent community banks in the Austin Area.

Since 1889, we have generously applied the Golden Rule to all our dealings, and we hope to exceed your expectations for a bank. Whether you need a loan or financial advice, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Historic Front of Bank Image The First National Bank building completed in 1890 at 1016 Main Street
Picture of Historic Bank Interior The bank's interior during the 1920s
Old Picture of Staff Behind the Counter Staff gathered at old Main Street headquarters in the 1960s
Safe Inside Brick Mortar G.B. Mack and Cecil Long checking out the new night deposit vault in the 1960s

Bastrop History Mural

Visit our Headquarters location to experience the Bastrop History Mural in our spacious lobby, which depicts pivotal moments in Bastrop’s rich history.

Mural at the Top of Bank WallsMural Inside Lobby
Mural of SettlersFirst European explorers in Bastrop region
Mural of Old Bastrop with Texas and American Flags"Dream" of the Texas Capital, log raft to market, and annexation as a state of the union
Mural of Old Bastrop with Homes, a Train, and ChurchesNew courthouse and other historic buildings