Security Bank and Trust Company

Security Bank and Trust Company (HM29PH)

Location: Wharton, TX 77488 Wharton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.654', W 96° 5.998'

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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 civic projects.
HM NumberHM29PH
Year Placed1987
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 781676 N 3245923
Decimal Degrees29.31090000, -96.09996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.654', W 96° 5.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 39.24" N, 96° 5' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)409, 979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 TX-60, Wharton TX 77488, US
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