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Our History

CBC Bank, previously known as Clifford Banking Company, was established in 1871 by Benjamin P. Clifford in Clarksville, Missouri and is the oldest bank in Pike County. Benjamin P. Clifford’s banking experience under the name B.P. Clifford & Sons, Bankers dates back to the 1850's. Benjamin P. Clifford was piloting a paddlewheel steamboat on the Mississippi River during the time of Mark Twain. Captain Clifford was a substantial merchant in the area owning a Mercantile Store, as well as farming and river boat operations along the Mississippi River.

Clifford Banking Company was passed down to his son-in-law Calvin Carroll. The Carroll family was involved until John Roberts Carroll sold his interest in 1959 to G. Jack Jones, Jr. a second generation banker. His father G. Jack Jones, Sr., originally from Frankford, MO, had a vast banking career. His career started in 1923 at The Bank of Louisiana in Louisiana, MO. G. Jack Jones, Sr. held the Cashier position with The Bank of Lincoln County in Elsberry, MO from 1924 to 1953. At that time, The Bank of Lincoln County was under the ownership of U.S. Congressman Clarence Cannon. G. Jack Jones, Jr. ran the Clifford Banking Company from 1959 until his passing in 1977.

In 1981 Stephen A. Jones, eldest son of G. Jack Jones, Jr., became the Bank President. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in Finance, Stephen worked in various banking institutions in the St. Louis area prior to assuming the position of Bank President. His brother G. Jack Jones III is Vice President in charge of mortgage loans.

Over the years, CBC Bank has expanded its operations with full service locations in St. Peters, Troy, Bowling Green, and its original location in Clarksville, Missouri. During this time, the bank has tripled in size of assets and has expanded its products and services to meet the needs of its customers.

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