Huntington National Bank was founded in 1866 by P. W. Huntington as P.W. Huntington & Company. Huntington’s great-grandfather, Benjamin Huntington, helped to start the Revolutionary War, when he called the first revolutionary meeting in Norwich, CT in 1744.
P.W. Huntington & Company incorporated in 1905 as Huntington National Bank of Columbus. Huntington involved his sons in the business and four of his five sons became partners in the bank.
In the 1960’s Huntington had a robust trust division and diversified into international business. In 1972 the bank was the first in the United States to open a 24-hour fully-automated banking office, called “Handy Bank.”
Today Huntington National Bank has 700 branches in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Florida. The bank is operated by Huntington Bancshares, which has $72.6 billion in assets as of 2016, making it the 33rd largest bank holding company in the U.S.
Huntington Bancshares trades publicly on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol HBAN, is a member of the S&P 500, is #756 in the Fortune 1000, has 12,243 employees, and had $2.67 billion in revenue in 2013.