Where We Came From

Tennessee State Bank, founded on June 13, 1972

In 1972, a small group of Sevier County residents gathered together at the Mountain View Hotel in Gatlinburg to form a new financial institution. They shared the vision of promoting prosperity in a rapidly growing tourist area by encouraging and assisting new and existing businesses. They also shared the idea that a bank should provide the highest level of customer service and serve all customers fairly. They believed in being a community bank, with a vital interest in the area's cultural and economic development. But most of all they regarded banking as a trust to be handled with honor, integrity, and prudence. This marked the beginning of Tennessee State Bank.

 MOUNTAIN VIEW HOTEL IN GATLINBURG TN

 

Original Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Standing from left:  Jerry Hayes, Ralph E. Lawson, Jr. “Bud”, Brownlee Reagan, William S. Brown, Robert L. Ogle, Jr., Lonas Ayers, Andrew James King, Billy Proffitt & Jack A. Arthur, Jr. Seated:  Clyde Ownby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original 1972 Logo

TSB FIRST LOGO

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