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First State Bank & Trust is an independent financial institution headquartered in Northeast Kansas. It consists of seven bank locations found in Basehor, Kansas City, Lawrence, Perry and Tonganoxie. First State Bank & Trust has deep roots in Kansas banking dating back to 1893 and an equally long tradition of community service. Owned by the current group of local stockholders since 1979, the First State Bank & Trust team has made a commitment to remain independent and to maintain the spirit of excellence and service that is so important to the organization. First State Bank & Trust . . . where banking is still a people business. Content-About-Us-History

The Legendary Chief

Our corporate logo includes an artist’s representation of Chief Tonganoxie, a member of the Delaware tribe who settled near Tonganoxie in the area that is now part of Southern Leavenworth County. The region featured an abundance of timber, water and game. Chief Tonganoxie shared the bounty of the land by offering meals, water and rest to travelers passing by his lodge. The Chief's image is synonymous with our bank values of listening, helping and being community driven. Our daily goal is to serve our customers and communities to the best of our ability.

History of First State Bank & Trust

1893 The Bank of Perry was chartered with the Kansas Secretary of State the week of January 14, 1893 and grew through mergers with several other local banks from 1902 through 1958. (In 2002 the Bank of Perry merged with First State Bank & Trust.)
1925 The Tonganoxie Mirror reported September 17, 1925 that The First National Bank of Tonganoxie was granted a charter by the Comptroller of the Currency.
1934 The First National Bank of Tonganoxie changed from a federal to a state bank and was renamed The First State Bank of Tonganoxie under a State Charter dated November 14, 1934. At this time The First State Bank of Tonganoxie had assets of $181,208.
1969 The First State Bank of Tonganoxie was authorized and empowered to perform all acts necessary and incidental to the proper and lawful operation of a trust department.
1979 The current group of investors became shareholders and were elected to serve as directors.
1982 The First State Bank of Tonganoxie changed its corporate name to First State Bank and Trust.
1990 A full service facility opened in Basehor, KS on January 27, 1990. This location has the distinction of being the first branch location approved under new bank branching laws in the State of Kansas.
1997 First State Bank & Trust opened a location at 609 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS.
1998 The second Tonganoxie location opened at 1525 Highway 24-40, Tonganoxie, KS.
2001 The second Lawrence, KS facility opened at 3901 W. 6th Street, Lawrence, KS.
2002 First State Bank & Trust merged with The Bank of Perry. This facility is located at 402 Plaza Drive, Perry, KS.
2007 The new bank building in Basehor was completed and banking operations were moved from the north side of Highway 24-40 to a more accessible facility south of the highway at 15506 Pinehurst Drive, Basehor, KS.
2008 First State Bank & Trust opened its first Metro KC location in the Legends and Village West vicinity at 10900 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS.

First State Bank & Trust in the Community

Community Driven

Our location employees are very involved in the community. Here are just a few ways that First State Bank and Trust is involved in our communities.


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Community Cards


Teacher Lunches


United Way Campaigns


Go Red for Women


Kansas Leadership Center

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Perry Entrepreneur Class


Success by Six Coalition


Lawrence Board of Realtors


Teach Children to Save Program


Junior Achievement of Lawrence


Best of Lawrence Candidate


Water Donations


Local Scholarships


Suicide Prevention

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