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Our History

Progressive Banking Since 1917

Central Bank wasn't the first bank in Lebanon. It is, however, the banking institution that has stood the test of time longer than any other bank in town. A good part of that longevity is due to the fact that Central Bank has remained a local community bank.


Original Bank in the 1940s Central Bank 2015


Organized in 1917, it was originally called State Savings Bank and was located at 116 West Commercial which is across the street and a just a few doors up from where Central Bank's Main Bank is located today. It stayed there for several years before moving to its current location at the corner of Jefferson and Commercial in 1958. Later, the name was changed to Central Bank in 1967.

Through the years, Central Bank has grown from a small bank in the early 1900s to the largest local community bank in Laclede County. Central Bank remains a strong, secure and stable financial leader that's been in our community since 1917.



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