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It all began on St. Patrick’s Day 1839 when the Northwestern Bank of Virginia opened a branch in Parkersburg. In the years to follow, the bank survived – and often thrived – through Civil War, natural disasters, recessions, and depressions, by focusing on the communities it served. Through a combination of hard work, integrity, calculated acquisitions and unrivaled customer service, United has grown to be one of the top fifty largest banking companies in the United States.
In 1987, United Bankshares, Inc. became a publicly traded company, and just a year later hit the $1 billion mark in total assets. Today, and 30 acquisitions later, United Bankshares has total assets of over $14.5 billion and offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Washington, DC – each built on customer service and commitment to the community.
Since our founding on St. Patrick’s Day in 1839, we celebrate each anniversary by giving shamrocks to our customers.
Since going public in 1987, we’ve completed 30 acquisitions, making us the 50th largest bank holding company in the U.S. based on market capitalization.
In 2015, we celebrated 25 years of business in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.