Historic Markers Across Georgia

Bank of Villa Rica

Marker ID:  
Location: 208 Bankhead Highway (US 78), Villa Rica, GA
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 33° 43.914    W 084° 55.207
  33.7319    -84.92011666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Bank of Villa Rica Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Bank of Villa Rica
Carroll County's oldest financial institution
May4, 1899- June 24, 1996

The Bank of Villa Rica was Carroll County's oldest financial institution, and one of the oldest financial institutions in the state of Georgia. The bank was chartered with $15,000 of capital when it opened in 1899. This was one of the few banks it survived the Great Depression.

This building served as the main Bank of Villa Rica from 1899 until February 11, 1974. From this site and subsequent locations the bank served the community for 97 years.

Bank of Villa Rica
Photo by David Seibert