Bank of Granite: Celebrating 100 YearsIn October 1906, a group of Granite Falls citizens, wanting to bring banking closer to home, invested $8,000 to start a bank in their community. Ms. Lula Hickman was the first depositor of the day that closed with total deposits of $901.68.
From those modest deposits one hundred years ago, Bank of Granite’s assets have grown to more than one billion dollars, and we have experienced 52 consecutive years of increased cash dividends for our shareholders. Today, Bank of Granite serves Western North Carolina from the Piedmont to the Mountains with 22 offices in eight counties.
Many changes have occurred at Bank of Granite since Ms. Hickman made the first deposit in 1906, but one thing will never change—the bank’s dedication to customer service, community, and helping neighbors.
In this special 100th Anniversary section of our web site, see the Bank’s transformation over the past 100 years by watching the Anniversary Video. Follow the Bank’s history and learn more about what was happening in 1906 with our Fun Facts section. Learn more about our Anniversary Festivities and how to register to win prizes in our Schedule of Events section. And keep coming back to see pictures from our Festivities and find out who won the special prizes.
Thank you…it’s because of you that we are celebrating 100 years of helping neighbors.
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