Putnam 1st Mercantile is one of only two banks that is both locally owned and operated in Putnam County. The bank was organized by a group of Putnam County residents looking for a true community bank. The organizers wanted a bank where customers could still be treated like family and where they could interact with someone capable of making a decision at a local level. Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank offers a full line of banking services and has recently expanded into the Baxter area with the opening of its third branch location. Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank is proud of its success and looks forward to serving the Upper Cumberland area for many more years to come.