Cokato is a Dakota language word that means "in the middle of"
or "in the midst of". The area was once the geographic center
of a region called "The Big Woods" which stretched from the
Mississippi River to what is now the town of Willmar. Being
in the middle of this area is how Cokato got it's name.
The first European settlers came to Cokato in 1856. Since its
humble beginnings, Cokato has grown into a thriving community.
The First National Bank of Cokato (formerly known as Citizens
State Bank) opened for business November 2, 1916 with total
assets of $970.62. Those of us at First National have enjoyed
the privilege of contributing to the success of many of the
community's residents and businesses over the years. The First
National Bank of Cokato is committed to providing local residents
services they can count on. Our staff is here to help you with
all your banking needs. We've all come a long way in the last
century, and we look forward to growing and changing with you
for many years to come....
Locally owned and operated since 1916