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First National Bank
630 East Main Street
In 1863, James E. Reeves, his brother Mark Reeves, and eleven other
businessmen, formed the First National Bank. It was the seventeenth such
institution chartered in the nation and the second in Indiana. It could
have been the first bank chartered in the entire United States, but the
train that James Reeves took to Washington, D. C. was overrun in
Maryland by Mosby’s guerilla band, Southern raiders carrying the Civil
War into the North. The train was delayed long enough to deprive First
National Bank of being the first registered in the nation.
James E. Reeves served as President of First National Bank from
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