The First State Bank of Long Lane opened on August 15, 1910, with the amount of $10,000. By 1926 it had $46,500. There was a bank robbery in 1930’s.
Today Long Lane is a small community with an Elementary School, one small store, a garage and a handful of homes. The area Lion’s Club now owns the bank which sits on a corner, in a grassy lot. It’s front porch held up by a pile of rocks and a brick.
Smaller than a small town, Long Lane Missouri also has the smallest bank in Missouri.
The first settlers, Daniel Beckner and family, came to the area from Virginia in 1846. A community grew in the area. The town was named Long Lane because of the 6 mile long straight piece of road, or lane, that the town was built around.
Lone Lane is a community that is about 10 miles east of the town of Buffalo Missouri, which is the county seat of Dallas County. According to the Missouri Postal History Society, a post office was opened in 1850.
Long Lane is located on Highway 32, ten miles east of Buffalo, MO. The bank is at the intersection of Hwy 32 and County Road P. For a step back in time, come and visit the First State Bank of Long Lane. The outside has been restored to how it would have looked back in the 1930’s. It’s a great photo opportunity.