Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company

Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company (HM28A)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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N 36° 10.135', W 86° 48.613'

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Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company is the oldest, continuously operated African-American bank in the United States. Formerly known as the One-cent Savings Bank and Trust Company and organized for the uplift of African Americans, it opened on January 16, 1904. African-American Nashville leaders Richard H. Boyd (president), James C. Napier (cashier-manager), and Preston Taylor(chairman) were among the bank's principal founders and officers.

Other founders and officers included C. N. E. B. Jefferson, T. G. Ewing, and J. A. Cullom. As the depository for the Defense fund of the Afro American Council, the bank helped fund thee African-American civil rights movement in 1906. The One-Cent Savings Bank and Trust Company, Nashville's first African-American owned bank, changed its name to Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company in 1920.
HM NumberHM28A
Marker Number3A 197
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517068 N 4002700
Decimal Degrees36.16891667, -86.81021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.135', W 86° 48.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 8.10" N, 86° 48' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2057-2401 Jefferson St, Nashville TN 37208, US
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