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Citizens State Bank: A Pillar of Okemah for Over a Century

Every community has a story to tell, and every story has its unsung heroes. In Okemah, Oklahoma, one such hero was Citizens State Bank. Located on West Broadway, the bank was a beacon of trust and security for the locals. It stood firm from its establishment in 1908 until its doors closed in 2020, a testament to the enduring spirit of community banking.

A Journey Begins in the Heartland (1908)

When the Citizens State Bank was founded in 1908, Okemah was a young town, barely a decade old. The bank quickly became an integral part of the community, helping residents and local businesses navigate the ever-changing economic landscapes of the early 20th century.

Citizens State Bank and Okemah’s Evolving History (1908-2020)

Through over a century of service, the bank bore witness to and actively participated in significant events shaping Okemah. The Citizens State Bank was more than a financial institution; it was a part of the community’s identity, growing and evolving with Okemah.

Turning the Page: The Merger (2020)

In 2020, an era came to a close when the Citizens State Bank merged with BancFirst of Oklahoma City. The transition was another chapter in the narrative of the local banking sector’s evolution, ensuring that the citizens of Okemah continue to receive the financial support they need.

The Legacy of Citizens State Bank

The Citizens State Bank’s legacy is inextricably tied to the narrative of Okemah itself. The bank stood as a symbol of the community’s resilience, perseverance, and determination to thrive. Its closure marked the end of an era, but the spirit of its service to the community lives on.

Preserving this legacy is adPharos, a community bank digital marketing agency dedicated to championing the vital role community banks play in local life. With specialized services tailored for these institutions, adPharos empowers them to continue their essential work in the digital age.

As a service to the community banking industry, adPharos maintains this page to document the history of Citizens State Bank. Not only to commemorate the bank but also to prevent bad actors from using the web address to conduct illicit activity on behalf of Citizens State Bank.

The story of the Citizens State Bank reminds us of the central role community banks play in our lives. These institutions are more than providers of financial services; they embody our shared history and community spirit. The Citizens State Bank may have closed its doors, but its essence lives on, a shining example of the power and resilience of community banking. Through its digital stewardship, adPharos keeps the spirit of community banking alive, carrying the torch forward into the future.

Citizens State Bank
402 West Broadway
Okemah, OK 74859