Join Us On a Road Trip Through Armstrong Bank History!

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Since 1909, Armstrong Bank has been deeply committed to our customers and communities. We weathered the Great Depression in the 1930’s and stayed strong through the Great Recession in 2008. Today, with almost 30 locations and growing, we continue to stand ready to serve our customers day in and day out. 

Please take a few minutes to join us on a brief tour of our rich history:

Armstrong Bank Timeline


Vian State Bank is chartered in Vian, Oklahoma, shortly after statehood.


The Armstrong family purchases Vian State Bank. The family has owned and operated what is now Armstrong Bank ever since, and family members still comprise the majority of our Board of Directors.


Dr. Armstrong acts as principal investor in the purchase of Republic Bank & Trust. Chuck Thompson becomes Republic’s president and CEO.


Our name changes to Armstrong Bank!


Ironhorse Financial Group is formed as the holding company for Armstrong and sister bank, Republic.


Armstrong Bank expanded into new markets in Arkansas, adding five new locations across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley areas.


Armstrong Bank’s Board of Directors names Ryan Quidley as president of the organization. Billy Taylor, who has held the position of Armstrong president and CEO for many years, remains in his role as CEO.


Armstrong, with 21 locations in Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas, merges with Republic, adding five locations in Central Oklahoma. The combined 26-location Armstrong Bank provides our customers with a comprehensive range of products and services including checking accounts, savings accounts, commercial loans, cash management, mortgage services, investments, insurance, and digital banking.

Armstrong Bank is a strong, well-positioned financial institution. As a true community bank, our customers are genuinely like family to us. Our bankers live and work in the communities we serve and dedicate themselves to exceeding the expectations of our customers and neighbors.