Our Communities


  • Population: 87,640
  • First Settled in: 1854
  • Number of CNB Branches: 4
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Beloit CourthouseNear the eastern border of the state is Lawrence, KS. Once the home to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, and Langston Hughes, the famous poet, Lawrence is also a college town. Kansas University provides Lawrence with a very diverse atmosphere. From watching the K.U. Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium and Allen Fieldhouse to enjoying live music on Massachusetts Street, there is never a dull moment.

Massachusetts Street, once the site of Quantrill's Raid, is now the main attraction for shops, restaurants, music and art venues. The University of Kansas also provides: the Lied Center for performing arts, bands, and guest speakers; the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics; the Spencer Museum of Art; and several War Memorials. 

Beloit Little RedRecreational opportunities in Lawrence include camping and boating at Clinton Lake Reservoir, biking around the city as part of the Tour of Lawrence, or shopping at the Haskell Indian Market. 

Pictured at left is Allen Fieldhouse. Pictured at right is the Lawrence Visitors Information Center.