Wauchula State Bank opens for business with J.W. Crews, Sr. being part owner and employee.
J.W. Crews, Sr. purchases controlling interest in Wauchula State Bank and is named President.
First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust) is established and opens doors on N. Brevard Avenue.
The Crews family establishes Crews Banking Corporation and DeSoto Banking Corporation holding companies. DeSoto Banking Corporation purchases a controlling interest in First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust).
Charlotte State Bank opens on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, near Midway Boulevard, with Crews Banking Corporation owning controlling interest. Charles Brown II is named bank President.
Local businessman Ferold A. Davis, serves as President.