First Bank in the County



"A History of Limestone County," Walter, Ray A., Austin, 1959, pg. 90

Mexia was the home of the first bank in the county. Early in the seventies Thomas J. Oliver and W.H. Richardson
organized the Oliver and Richardson Company. Richardson . . . relinquished his rights to W.L. Griggs and
Oliver and Griggs was established. Oliver and Griggs moved to Dallas in 1882 . .

Mexia's first city directory listed:
Griggs & Andrews, Machinery
Oliver & Griggs, Bankers

Submitted by Carolyn Whaley Vosburg, Aug 2, 2013