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Our customers are a huge part of our history. Each year, our relationships with our customers deepen as their lives and businesses evolve. We learn more about them, not just about their financial goals, but about their families and lives. In fact, we’ve been serving some customers for over five generations.
What is known as BankSouth today is a combination of two local banks – The Citizens Bank was founded in Greensboro, Georgia, on April 1, 1946, and Bank of Union Point, was founded in Union Point, Georgia, on May 15, 1911. The bank operated as Citizens Union until adopting the name BankSouth in 2004.
Over 70 years later, BankSouth remains locally owned and managed with board members who have served for decades to make BankSouth the leading financial institution in the Lake Oconee area. In addition, we've expanded our footprint and now offer branches located in Greensboro, Watkinsville, Atlanta, and Savannah.
Our culture is based on a commitment known as "Others First"; to serve our customers and our community by building trust and deep relationships. BankSouth has been recognized annually as one of the top performing community banks in the nation by the ICBA and has also been named "Business of the Year" by the Lake Oconee Readers' Choice Awards and by the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.