Orrstown Bank History

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A brief
history of
Orrstown
Bank

Perhaps serving the fertile farming community of Orrstown, Pennsylvania taught us a thing or two about how to grow things right.

Or, maybe the reason we’ve been successful for almost 100 years is our simple banking philosophy –– get to know your customers, greet them by name, and never be too busy for them. Either way, we’ve certainly enjoyed where we’ve been, and we look forward to where we’re headed.

Since our founding in 1919, our primary mission has been to provide exemplary banking service to the citizens located in the communities we serve. This philosophy continues to be a driving force today. Our directors and management have built a reputation of conservative soundness that has served our customers and shareholders well.

For over 60 years, we operated from a single location. In 1981, we opened our first branch in Shippensburg. Then, a few years later, a second branch. Branches continued to sprout up in new markets across Central Pennsylvania. In 2006, we acquired The First National Bank of Newport in Perry County.

On April 28th, 2009, we became a publicly traded company, listed under the symbol “ORRF.” On October 19th, 2009, we had the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ's MarketSite Times Square Studio.

Today, we operate 21 branches in Cumberland, Franklin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland. We provide a full range of personal and business financial services. We’ve also been recognized through the years as a top performing community bank; nevertheless, what continues to inspire us is that simple “customer-first” philosophy. After all, by keeping our customers and their needs as our top priority, we can better help them realize their dreams.