First National Bank of Bosque County was organized in 1896, and received its National Charter in 1908.The main office of the Bank has been in the same location in Valley Mills since that time.
Presidents of the Bank have been Dr. W.T. McNeill, A.S. Tweedy, Roy Pool, James H. Sears, John Gilliam, Fern White, J. Mark Gibson, and Micah Boles -- all of whom lived in the counties we serve.
Owners of the Bank were originally Bosque County residents and ownership today is still held by longtime Bosque County residents. The Bank has grown from $25,000 in total assets at its inception to over $120 million today. The Bank primarily serves Bosque County and western McLennan County .
We have a desire for the people, businesses, schools, and organizations in our communities to prosper. If we work together to support others, then it benefits us all. As a community bank, we invest in the communities we serve; we help to build the local economy; we make loans; we donate to local charities; we support youth sports, livestock shows, barbeque cook-offs, hospitals, and arts programs. Our employees are involved with local organizations. When you call us you’ll be talking to a neighbor, not someone across the state or across the globe;; we offer banking on a first name basis.
J. Mark Gibson
Micah Boles: President & Chief Executive Officer
J. Mark Gibson : Chairman & Senior Loan Officer
John Gilliam : Vice Chairman
Brent Rickels: Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
Jerry White: Senior Vice President
Coke Gibbs: Vice President & Cashier
Aleene Hood: Vice President & Compliance Officer
Roger Parks: Vice President
Bryant Schuetz: Vice President
Zoe Sparks: Vice President
Early Spanish explorers bestowed the name Bosque (pronounced boss-kee) meaning "wooded." The first survey for land grants in the Bosque Valley came about in 1839. In 1849, a few years after Texas attained statehood, the first permanent settlers arrived to a territory still roamed by Native Americans. By 1854, the number of settlers living in Bosque Territory had increased, and Bosque County was created.