Farmers and Merchant Bank of Ridge Spring

The Farmers and Merchant Bank of Ridge Spring building was built in 1918. Jerrold Josiah Watson was the president of the Farmers and Merchant Bank. Watson died in a car accident with a train and his wife, Rena Jones Watson, became the President of the bank. Rena is believed to be the first woman to become a president of a bank in South Carolina. The bank closed in 1927. The bank was sold to Ridge Banking Company in 1934 and it merged with Banker’s Trust in 1969.

Location: Ridge Spring, South Carolina

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