Fairfield Ledger

Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 28, 2015
First National Bank in Fairfield
100 E. Burlington Ave.
1900 W. Burlington Ave.
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: 641-472-4121
Secondary: 641-472-3155
Fax: 641-472-7223

"The Bank That Puts You First"

First National Bank was founded in 1865, shortly after the close of the Civil War. Sixteen stockholders signed the first Article of Association at a meeting held May 9, 1865 - less than a month after the death of President Lincoln. Capital stock totaled $50,000.

The bank's first President was James F. Wilson, who served continuously in that office for 30 years. Wilson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and, during his association with the bank, he also served two terms in the U.S. Senate.

First National has provided continuous banking service to the Fairfield community for well over a century, closing only briefly in 1933, when Congress declared a banking holiday for all banks which had not failed. The bank did not liquidate, as many banks did, but reopened with no depositors suffering any loss.

In 1985, First National Bank in Fairfield was purchased by the Iowa First Bancshares Corporation, head quartered at Muscatine, Iowa. In 2005, First National Bank celebrated 140 years of "service to our community".

During the last 150 years, the bank has brought many new services to this area. First National Bank was the FIRST to introduce 24-hour banking with an automatic teller machine, FIRST to provide drive-through teller windows, and FIRST to offer account transactions any time of day via telephone.

First National is committed to putting its customers FIRST, as it provides financial services to the Fairfield community.

The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby counties announced as ...

First National Bank is pleased to be partnering with the Arc of Jefferson and Nearby Counties this month. All "Jeans Fridays" donations made by bank employees and customers will assist the Arc in helping local children with disabilities attend Camp Courageous. Every Friday, bank employees can ...
First National Bank announces August "Jeans Fridays" ...

August proceeds for the First National Bank "Jeans Fridays" fundraising program will go to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Fairfield Volunteer Center. Donations from bank employees and customers will help fund needed materials for the upcoming weatherization project on ...
First National Bank Announces Heritage Club Open House

First National Bank in Fairfield's Heritage Club will celebrate its nineteenth anniversary on Thursday, July 7 with an Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the main bank location downtown. Cookies, punch and coffee will be served and door prizes will be awarded. If you are 55 years of ...
Join First National Bank in helping the Jefferson ...

First National Bank is partnering with SIEDA Community Action to help raise money for the Jefferson County School Supply Drive. During the month of July, proceeds from the bank's "Jeans Fridays" program will help children in need obtain school supplies for the upcoming fall semester. The list ...
First National Bank in Fairfield announces Habitat For ...

First National Bank in Fairfield will donate all money raised from the "Jeans Fridays" campaign during the month of June to the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat For Humanity. Every Friday, First National Bank employees can pay $5.00 in order to wear jeans to work. All funds raised during "Jeans ...