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First State Bank of Rankin

Address 922 Main Street
  P.O. Box 118
  Rankin, TX 79778

Phone (432) 693-2411
Fax (432) 693-2180

Lobby Hours Mon - Fri 9:00am to 3:00pm
Drive Thru Mon - Fri 9:00am to 3:00pm

About FSBR

The First State Bank of Rankin was chartered on June 4, 1927 in Upton County, Texas.

The town of Rankin was founded in 1911 on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad and was named after F.E. Rankin, a local rancher at that time. The town of Rankin saw four immense oil fields discovered in 1923-1926.

The First State Bank of Rankin was Upton County's first financial institution. The original officers were:

  • John F. Lane - President, Business & Civic Leader
  • J.P. Rankin - Vice President, Rancher
  • Harry Baldwin - Director, Oil Man
  • T.J. Murphy - Director, Rancher
  • G.W. Newberry - Director, Merchant
  • W.M. Noelke - Director, Rancher
  • B.S. Taylor - Director, Merchant
  • W.H. Holcombe - Cashier

Rankin is host to the World Championship Barbados Cook-off. The event is held every year during the Memorial Day weekend and includes a bull riding and a cook-off that crowns the world champion Barbado chef.

On May 31, 1997 Eden Financial Corporation acquired The First State Bank of Rankin and remained an independent bank until October 15, 2002 when it became a branch of The Eden State Bank. It is now part of the Texas Financial Bank family.