Our History

In late 1986, a group of local businesspeople saw a need for a hometown financial institution in Lebanon, Tennessee. Seeking to fill a void left by the sale of two major independent banks in the area, the group came up with a business philosophy and an organizational plan. On February 1, 1987, the first share of stock was sold, followed by an amazing three-month initial investment period.

Those events led to May 11, 1987, when Wilson Bank & Trust opened its doors for the first time. Operating from a small two-bedroom house on the recently closed campus of Castle Heights Military Academy, the bank promised to offer personal, professional banking in a hometown setting.

A quarter of a century later, the WBT commitment to serving the community as an independent neighborhood institution remains as strong as ever. We still guarantee the friendly service of a local business that really knows its customers — and now that service is available to customers in seven counties across Middle Tennessee.