FCN History

FCN – Our History

FCN Bank opened its doors on January 2, 1901, the first business day of the 20th century. The “Franklin County National Bank” opened with $25,000 capital, raised from the selling of 250 shares of stock priced at $100 a share. That first year, the bank recorded net earnings of $1,160.97, the first of many profitable years for FCN.

Originally the bank was located at 517 Main Street, what most Brookville residents known as the Poppers Building. The bank occupied the right-hand side.

In 1913, the present main bank building was constructed at 501 Main Street. Construction was delayed for many months due to the Great Flood of 1913. In those days, the back of the bank was occupied by the Brookville American newspaper, and its entrance was near the back on the right.

As times changed and the world became computer-integrated, FCN Bank started to expand. In 1993 FCN Bank purchased its first expansion branch in Everton, Indiana, followed by the building of a brand-new branch in Batesville, Indiana in 1998. In 2003, FCN Bank purchased another branch in Sunman, Indiana, and in 2007, crossed state lines to build a branch in Harrison, Ohio. In May 2020, Dearborn Savings Bank located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana merged with and into FCN Bank, creating the largest community bank headquartered in southeastern Indiana.

Currently the FCN Bank main branch is located in the original building built in 1913. FCN Bank is comprised of our main headquarters, and five additional branches. FCN Bank employs approximately 140 people and is continuing to grow.

We’re proud of this long history of being your community bank. And we intend to continue well into the next century.