Shortly after the turn of the century, prominent citizens of
Hicksville saw the need for a bank for the community. Upon
application, a charter was granted to Mr. J.M. Ainsworth, Mr. I.M.
Boone, and Mr. J.L. Bevington. The bank was organized under "The
Hicksville National Bank" in October of 1901. The first president
was Mr. Ainsworth, a prominent businessman and landowner. Mr.
Boone, Vice-President, and Mr. Bevington, Cashier, were the owners
of "Boone and Bevington," a department store of the early days of
Their vision was well conceived and the passing of the years saw
the bank prosper. It alone, of the three Hicksville banks, survived
The Great Depression of the 1930's. In 1946, it was thought
desirable to reorganize the bank upon a base of wider community
ownership and stock subscription was opened for shares in The
Hicksville Bank, chartered as a State Bank to succeed the National
In 1988, the bank opened its first branch located in Edgerton,
Ohio. The bank's second branch was opened for business in March of
1999 in Auburn, Indiana.