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Timeline

1899
October 10

Claiborne County Bank Organized

Original Bank Office Bank Charter

Claiborne County Bank was organized on October 10, 1899, with Capital Stock of $10,000. The bank was located on the corner across the street from Tazewell Baptist Church.

1905
May 15

Chartered as Claiborne National Bank

Claiborne National Bank Logo

On May 15, 1905, a National Charter was issued to Claiborne National Bank.

1914
July 28

Start of World War 1

1918
November 11

End of World War 1

1919
July 1

Foley Property Purchased

Historic Claiborne County Bank

In July 1919, the Foley property located on Main Street in Tazewell was purchased for $4,000.00 by the Bank.

October 23

Chartered as Claiborne County Bank

Claiborne County Bank Logo

On October 23, 1919, the Bank was chartered as Claiborne County Bank.

1929
October 29

Start of the Great Depression

The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939 and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world.

1936
July 28

Norris Dam Completed

Norris Dam was completed and the gates closed on March 4, 1936, constructed at a cost of $36 million. The dam’s first generator went online July 28, 1936.

1939
September 1

Start of World War 2

October 29

End of the Great Depression

The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939 and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world.

1945
September 2

End of World War 2

1947
December 31

Glenn Yoakum becomes President

Young Glenn Yoakum

1968
January 2

Moved to Hwy 25E

Historic Tazewell Office

On January 2, 1968, the Bank moved to its new location on Highway 25E – where it remains today.

1780 North Broad Street, Tazewell, TN 37879

1972
December 4

New Tazewell Office Established

Historic New Tazewell Office

301 North Broad Street, New Tazewell, TN 37825

1983
January 24

Harrogate Office Established

Historic Harrogate Office

6946 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, TN 37752

1988
February 10

Name Changed to First Claiborne Bank

First Claiborne Bank Logo

On February 10, 1988, the State approved a change in name from Claiborne County Bank to First Claiborne Bank.

April 25

Maynardville Office Established

Historic Maynardville Office

2969 Maynardville Hwy, Maynardville, TN 37807

1989
February 21

Sneedville Office Established

Historic Sneedville Office

1479 E. Main Street, Sneedville, TN 37869

1998
March 16

Emory Road Office Established

Historic Emory Road Office

600 E. Emory Road, Powell, TN 37849

1999
May 17

Name Changed to First Century Bank

Original First Century Bank Logo

 

On May 17, 1999, the Board of Directors approved to change the name of First Claiborne Bank to First Century Bank.

2006
October 1

Strawberry Plains Pike Office Established

Strawberry Plains Office (Closed)

Office Closed in January of 2016.

2007
January 1

Rob Barger becomes President

Rob Barger

December 1

Start of the Great Recession

The Great Recession began in December of 2007 and ended in June of 2009, which makes it the longest recession since World War II.

2009
June 1

End of the Great Recession

The Great Recession began in December of 2007 and ended in June of 2009, which makes it the longest recession since World War II.

2015
June 19

Maryville Office Established

Maryville Office

1522 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

2018
August 20

Refreshed Logo Released

Official First Century Bank Logo

2019
January 14

Market Street Office Established

Downtown Office

625 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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