More than a century ago, fourteen men petitioned a bank to be built in Soperton, a community which housed a rail station for the M. D. & S. Railroad, which had extended its line from Dublin to Vidalia in 1900. Opening its doors on June 1, 1903, The Bank of Soperton began with $11,000.00 in capital and $2,035.43 in deposits.
From then until today, customers have continued to rely upon the bank to meet their financial goals and obligations. According to President Jim L. Gillis III, “Today we reach a broader more diversified base of customers, much different from the early days of the bank when the majority of business was based upon agricultural demands and naval stores operations.”
In 1999, the growth of the bank propelled it into its fourth building and current location at 1202 Second Street North in Soperton. From its beginning in 1903 in a small building on dirt Main Street in Soperton to its present site, the bank continues to be trusted by customers facing changing times.
“As times have changed, so have services offered by the bank.” Gillis said. "Although providing personal service always will remain top priority, the bank is committed to progress by offering more drive-through lanes, an ATM, Online Banking and Bill Payment, and Telephone Banking,” said Gillis.
“The Bank of Soperton’s dedicated staff strives to serve our customers with a personal touch found in small town, locally-owned businesses,” he continued. "Our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers has continued for more than a century and will remain our future goal."