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The First National Bank


First National Bank serves Lawrence and Randolph Counties in Northeast Arkansas. The western half of our market lies in the Ozark foothills. The area is scenic and has six major rivers: the Black, the Current, the Eleven Point, the Foursche, the Spring and the Strawberry that flow freely through the area. There are two wildlife areas, Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake Wildlife area and the Dave Donelson Wildlife area. Our area is home to two state parks and one state museum, Lake Charles State Park, Old Davidsonville State Park and Powhatan State Park Museum. The area provides ample resources for hunting, fishing and boating. Cattle and poultry are the primary agricultural products in the western half of our market.

The eastern half of our market is the Mississippi River Delta. Rice and soybeans are the primary agricultural products in the eastern half of our market.

Walnut Ridge is the home of Williams Baptist College and Pocahontas is the home of Black River Technical College. Both communities are served by local hospitals. Walnut Ridge is home to several major manufacturers S-B Power Tool, Douglas Quickcut, V & B and many more. They are located in the Walnut Ridge Industrial Park which covers over 2,200 acres.

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport is fully equipped with two 5,000 foot runways and one 6,000 foot runway. Also, the airport is equipped with ILS, AWO5 and VOR.

Pocahontas is home to several manufacturers such as Waterloo, Paslode and Essna. The Industrial Park covers over 300 acres. Pocahontas has a municipal airport with one 5,000 foot runway.

First National Bank was founded in March 1919 and since that time the country and First National Bank have been through many changes. During our history, First National Bank has had only 5 Presidents which is a testament to our stability in a changing world.

Today we offer the most innovative banking services to help you make your dreams come true, whether your dream is a new home, expanding or starting your business or farm, a new car, or going to college. Maybe your dream is to have a comfortable retirement or send a kid to college. Whatever your dream, we would appreciate the opportunity to help you make your dream come true.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please take a tour through our website for more information about all our products and services or stop by one of our convenient locations.

First National Bank appreciates the opportunity to serve you. Please contact us with any questions or comments you have.

With best regard, 


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