Farmers' Bank of Rustico

Local nameFarmers' Bank of Rustico
LocationPrince Edward Island, Canada

The Farmers' Bank of Rustico operated in the village of South Rustico, Prince Edward Island, from 1864 to 1894. It is often considered to have been the first community-based bank in Canada. Founded and managed under the leadership of Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt, the Farmer's Bank of Rustico was established on April 21, 1863.

The bank received Royal Assent for its act of incorporation at the Court of Windsor on April 7, 1864." The first president was farmer Jerome Doiron, and the first cashier was Marinus Blanchard, a local school teacher.

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Coordinates 46°25'23.87" N -63°16'59.905" E

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