Bank of Durbin - 1905
The Bank of Durbin under construction during the winter of 1904-1905. The town of Durbin, incorporated on June 20, 1906, was built on land owned by John T. McGraw and named for his brother-in-law and Grafton bank teller, Charles R. Durbin. Sr. The Bank of Durbin opened for business in 1905. E. L. "Leroy" Fenton, from Elk Garden in Mineral County, was the first cashier. C. E. Carpenter was assistant cashier. Directors were W. J. Yeager, J. Hall Wilson and Kenna Rexrode. The bank statement on June 11, 1918, lists capital of $25,000; surplus and undivided profits $7,000; and deposits $136,000. The Bank of Durbin merged with the Bank of Marlinton during the financial crisis of the 1930s. (Courtesy of Pocahontas County Historical Society, ID: PHS000157)
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