Search
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MarkerDetails

Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Farmers State Bank and Trust Company, The


Picture:
Location:
The marker is located in Jacksonville and is mounted on the south side of the bank building on State Street, immediately west of the town square.
Latitude:
39.7343
Longitude:
-90.2303
Dedication Date:
01/01/1987
Dedication By:
Morgan County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The site of the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company Building, formerly known as the Ayers National Bank Building, has been associated with banking longer than any other site in the State of Illinois and possibly the entire Old Northwest.

By 1832, David Ball Ayers, with the help of his Philadelphia connections, was extending credit from this site to the residents of Morgan County. This building, which opened in 1913, housed the Ayers National Bank until the bank's failure in 1932. The building was later purchased by the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company.
Map:

Print marker information

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2017 by Illinois State Historical Society
Back To Top