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Washington Bank, Westerly

Incorporated June, 1800. Chartered as the Washington National Bank June, 1865. Incorporated as the Washington Trust Company, March 13, 1902. Still in existence today, it is Rhode Island’s oldest bank.

 

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The Washington Bank occupied a room at the left of the old post office in Dixon Square in Westerly from 1800 to 1836.

The Washington Bank occupied a room at the left side of the old post office in Dixon Square in Westerly from 1800 to 1836.

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An engraving from a 1911 map of Westerly depicting the Washington Trust building. (Source: Library of Congress.)

Washington Trust building in Westerly.

Washington Trust building in Westerly.

Niantic and Washington Banks. From D.G. Beers, Atlas of Rhode Island, 1870.

The location of the Washington Bank in downtown Westerly, is visible at the center of this map. Directly above is the Niantic Bank.
From D.G. Beers, Atlas of Rhode Island, 1870.

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