Johnston County Historical Society

Banking on Tradition

The story of the Bank of the Chickasaw Nation

The Bank of the Chickasaw Nation was organized by influential Chickasaws. It originally started in the Hutchens building located approximately one block from the current location. R. M. Harris, former Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, became the first bank president.

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The Johnston County Historical Society has an ongoing commitment to cultural and historical preservation.

Programs and activities include:

  • Preservation and exhibition of historical memorabilia and artifacts.
  • Restoration of the historic Chickasaw Bank Museum in Tishomingo.
  • Maintaining and adding to the local genealogical collections.
  • Guest lectures on Johnston County history.

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Historical Timeline

Learn about important dates in the history of the The Bank of the Chickasaw Nation building.

A Capitol Story

On November 8, 1897, Governor Harris signed a bill appropriating $15,000 to build the new capitol in Tishomingo.