First National Bank of Weatherford was chartered in 1964, and has operated continuously in Custer County since its inception.
In May of 1982, First National Bancshares of Weatherford, Inc. was formed as a one bank holding company. In September, 1984, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency approved the application for the Trust Department. First National Bank of Weatherford then became the First National Bank and Trust Company of Weatherford.
The bank's primary mission has been to serve the banking needs of Weatherford as well as the surrounding areas. This continues to be the primary driving force behind the bank today. Being the only locally owned bank, we have built a reputation for service, quality and conservative soundness that has served the bank well through the years.
The current location of the corporate office is the second building in the history of the bank. The bank began operations in 1964 at 115 North Custer in Weatherford, and operated out of that building until September 1985. The bank then moved to its present location at 1100 East Main. The building was built with three floors in consideration of future needs of the bank. Presently the bank occupies the main floor plus a suite on the third floor. The other offices within the bank building are being leased out to local businesses.
First National Bank and Trust Company of Weatherford started with the main branch located in Weatherford, but seized the opportunity to expand by purchasing the Farmers National Bank of Cordell when it failed in December, 1987. This bank is now a full service branch located in Cordell, Oklahoma. In November, 1997, First National Bank purchased a building in Hinton, Oklahoma to remodel and start a Loan and Deposit production office. On February 2, 1998 the doors opened on the loan and deposit production office with commercial check cashing facilities. Since that time, the Hinton branch has become a full service branch. In December, 2012 First National Bank began a merger with Citizens State Bank in Morrison and Stillwater, Oklahoma, adding three additional branches to our corporation.
On Tuesday, October 21,2014, The First National Bank and Trust Co. celebrated its 50th year of business, serving the banking needs of Oklahoma citizens. First National Bank and Trust Co. was awarded by the Oklahoma House of Representatives, The State of Oklahoma Citation, to commemorate the past fifty years of success with wishes of continued growth in Oklahoma communities.