Lake Hamilton was named for the large lake upon which it was situated. It came into being in the mid teens when the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad opened a station in 1914. Banking services were made available to the area residents when the first National Bank of Lake Hamilton opened for business.
A charter was issued on May 4, 1920 for the First National Bank of Lake Hamilton. Fred A. Holmes served as cashier and Charles B. Anderson as president. As of this time the above note is the only note known to exist, and is considered to be unique on this one bank town. Due to lack of business the bank liquidated on August 4, 1923. Charles B. Anderson served as president with Fred A. Holmes serving as cashier.
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Notes & Currency
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