About Brown County State Bank, A United Community Bank

Brown County State Bank was founded in Mt. Sterling, Illinois in 1901. In 2006, BCSB expanded to Adams County by joining with Golden State Bank in Golden, Illinois. In 2010, BCSB became part of United Community Bancorp, Inc. and since 2014, now serves customers as United Community Bank throughout Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. 

At Brown County, our business is built on relationships - with our customers, our employees, and the communities we call home. We are dedicated to keeping these relationships strong by actively supporting the organizations and efforts within our community that enrich and assist us all as individuals.

Brown County State Bank and Golden State Bank, as United Community Bank, offer a full line of FDIC-insured deposit services including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as a complete line of lending services:  consumer loans, credit cards, mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, and commercial and agricultural loans and lines of credit. Additional services include insurance and asset management services: trusts, estate planning, and investment services.

About United Community Bank

United Community Bank (UCB) is a $3 billion bank operating seven bank brands with more than 100 bank and ATM locations in 33 communities.

Headquartered in Chatham, Illinois, UCB is employee-owned and managed, and does not answer to any out-of-state management or shareholder group. This allows us to make smart decisions that provide the best possible products and services for our customers. Our local management philosophy and corporate stewardship extend to each of the communities our banks, our employees, and our customers, call home!

UCB traces its roots back to 1907, when Farmer’s State Bank was established in Greenfield, IL. In 1973, a local group invested in Farmer's State Bank with the goal of delivering the ultimate customer service while continuing to welcome other banks in central, southern, and western Illinois into the United Community Bank family.

Today, our United Community Banks include: United Community Bank, Brown County State Bank, Golden State Bank, Marine Bank & Trust, Mercantile Bank, Farmers State Bank of Camp Point, and Liberty Bank. View our Corporate Timeline.