Thank you for your interest in the rich and proud history of Bank of Clarke County. The year was 1881—a year in which the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. Booker T. Washington established the prestigious Tuskegee Institute. On a ranch near old Fort Sumner, New Mexico, the infamous Western outlaw known as "Billy the Kid" was shot to death by Pat Garrett, the sheriff of Lincoln County. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday participated in the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. And Bank of Clarke County opened its doors.
Please enjoy this extensive history of our bank, written to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Bank of Clarke County in 2006. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the 176 page hardcover book “Since 1881”, please contact us for buying information.