For the past 55 years, we have built a rich history in Southwest Georgia. Originally AGE Credit Union, we opened our doors in 1955 as a federal credit union serving employees of the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia. Since becoming HeritageBank of the South in 2005, we have been blessed with substantial growth. Innovative products and services coupled with an insightful management team and caring staff have given HeritageBank of the South the wherewithal to prosper and grow.
We took our first step outside of our hometown and joined the Ocala, Florida, community in 2008. By 2009, HeritageBank operated two branches in the Ocala market and one in Lake City, Florida. We then purchased The Tattnall Bank from the FDIC and began expanding into East Georgia. We found our style of community banking to be a perfect fit for the area and quickly purchased additional branches in Statesboro, Baxley and Hazlehurst in 2010. We also began serving the communities of Adel and Valdosta that same year.
Early in 2011, we purchased Citizens Bank of Effingham from the FDIC. This acquisition provided locations in Springfield, Port Wentworth and Rincon. We again added to our Statesboro market when we purchased First Southern National Bank in late 2011. In 2012, we expanded to Alabama with the purchase of an Auburn branch. Most recently, we purchased Frontier Bank from the FDIC, acquiring several branches along the Highway 280 corridor. Despite our growth, we haven’t lost sight of our mission. We are a hometown bank serving hometown communities. And, we will continue to grow in the best interest of our customers and shareholders.
Looking Back to the Beginning of HeritageBank
1955 l AGE Credit Union opens at the Marine Corps Logistics
2001 l Converts to a savings bank
2002 l Forms Heritage Financial Group
2005 l Heritage Financial completes first public stock offering
2006 l Opens a temporary branch in Ocala, Florida, before opening two
2009 l Purchases branches in Lake City, Florida, Reidsville and
2010 l Purchases branches in Statesboro (2), Adel,
2011 l Purchases branches in Springfield, Guyton, Port Wentworth
2012 l Purchases branches in Auburn, Alabama, and Macon, Georgia
2013 l Opens a branch in Valdosta, Georgia; purchases branches from