Celebrating 80 years
Established in the wake of the Great Depression in 1934. Sold to a statewide bank holding company in 1973. Purchased back into local ownership in 1982 by a family devoted to the Tri-Cities region. Now one of the 25 largest Tennessee-based banks.
Since being founded in the only Tennessee county without a bank 80 years ago, it has been quite an eventful ride for Citizens Bank.
Key Events in Citizens Bank's 80-year History
Actions and Accomplishments
|1934||Elizabethton had been without a bank for almost three years after the merged Holston National Bank and First National Bank folded in wake
of the Great Depression.
Nov. 5 - Bank opened in the former First National Bank building at 601 Elk Avenue in downtown Elizabethton with financial base of $75,000.