Peoples Bank, chartered in 1901, is the oldest and largest bank in Crawford County, with offices in Cuba, Steelville, Bourbon and Sullivan. The bank’s assets have grown from $14,168.20, less than today’s average CD account, to more than $200 million. More importantly, Peoples Bank has remained committed to community growth and development throughout its 117 year history.This commitment began with the bank’s founders and continues today. Frank Fishwick served as the bank’s first president, with J.M. Munro, M.S. Barnett, Ebenezer Simpson and John W. Waller as members of the first board of directors. C.R. Hitch was elected president in 1917, followed by J.M. Munro the same year. In 1920, A.J. Barnett, who had been the cashier from the time the bank was formed, was elected president and served for 39 years. After his death in 1959, he was succeeded by his son W. James Barnett. In 1975, W. James Barnett, Jr. became president. He was elected chairman of the board in 1994 when Ken Holland was chosen to serve as president. In 2007, Doug Lasley became president, with Barnett continuing as chairman. Holland retired in 2009. Doug Lasley retired in 2017 and continues to serve on our board and Joe Hayden was named president.
|Bank Name||People’s Bank of Morocco|