In January 1901, MOUNT VERNON BANK was chartered and is what we know today as the oldest bank in this area. The officer’s in 1901 were as follows; President, Dr. J.H. McArthur, Vice-President, Alex McArthur, Cashier, W.A. Peterson; Director’s W.H. McQueen, L.B. McLemore, D.A. McRae, William H. Arthur and Joseph W. Sharpe. “THERE ARE MANY BANKS AS GOOD AS THIS ONE BUT NONE BETTER” was our slogan in the early 1900’s.
In November 1995, MOUNT VERNON BANK was purchased by a group of local citizens. The current directors are: Don M. Thigpen, Ronnie W. Green, Alan Thigpen, G.M. Joiner, Ronald V. Hall, Jesslyn Johnson, Dwight Stout and Justin Franklin. Directors Emeritus are Robert E. Thigpen, Jr. and Vernon Sumner.
In 1999 the office on the Westside of Vidalia was opened and in April 2009, MOUNT VERNON BANK opened its 3rd location at 2109 East First Street in Vidalia. With 3 fully staffed locations, two in Vidalia and one in Mount Vernon, we truly are a hometown bank.
We invite you to catch our “Hometown Spirit”. Let us, at MOUNT VERNON BANK, help you with your banking needs. We offer Loans, Home Mortgages, C.D.’s, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Safe Deposit Boxes, ATMs and free Online Banking and Online Bill Pay. After over 117 years of service, our slogan is “YOUR TRUST IS OUR BIGGEST ASSET.”
Thank you for your patronage.