Community Trust Bank History

Community Trust Bank has been committed to serving our community since 1912. We’ve helped people, small businesses, and large companies grow and prosper throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi — and continue to do so through our strong focus on customer service. We’re proud to share a rich history with the communities we serve, and look forward to many more years of success. 

We've been supporting local communities for more than 100 years.

View some of Community Trust Bank’s historical highlights in the timeline below. 


The Bank of Choudrant (Lincoln Parish, LA) opens its doors with a Capitalization of $10,000.


Acquired Bank of Bernice (LA) in Union parish and changed name to Community Trust Bank. 


Community Trust Bank becomes part of the newly formed Community Trust Financial Corporation holding company. 


Community Trust Bank expands full services banking into Ouachita Parish (LA). 


Community Trust Bank acquires First United Bank (Farmerville, LA), further deepening its dedication to Union Parish (LA). 


Community Trust Bank continues to flourish with expansion into Morehouse Parish (Bastrop, LA). 


Community Trust Bank rings in the New Year by becoming a billion dollar bank. 


Community Trust Financial Corporation creates Community Trust Bank of Texas, opening its first location in Dallas, TX. 


Community Trust Bank of Texas continues its expansion to Fort Worth and Plano.


Community Trust Bank continues its commitment to growth and prosperity by acquiring First Louisiana Bank (Shreveport-Bossier, LA). 


Community Trust Bank entered into a merger agreement with Madison County Financial Corporation, the parent company of Madison County Bank (Madison, MS). 


Community Trust Bank pledges to continue to serve its communities as it celebrates its 100th Anniversary. 


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Community Trust Bank entered into the Houston Market in 2013.