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Bank of the James opened for business in July 1999.  Since then, we’ve grown from a new bank with 12 employees and one location to a local regional bank with multiple offices covering much of Virginia, over 150 employees, and a reputation in the communities we serve as a trusted bank and a reliable community partner. 

We want to take time to acknowledge our customers and say thank you.  We are grateful for each of you who has trusted Bank of the James to be their bank of choice.  As national banks are merging or leaving our local communities, Bank of the James is here to serve you.  If you are looking for a new banking relationship, we would love to meet you.  Call us or stop by the Forest Office and meet our bankers.   We look forward to seeing you.

Bank of the James is a local bank located conveniently in Forest, Virginia.

As a local bank, we understand that community is important. When you walk through the doors of our office in Forest, Virginia, we want you to feel welcomed and at home. Our office is located outside of Lynchburg in Forest, Virginia. Our Forest staff members can assist you with any of your banking needs, including mortgages, personal banking, business banking, loan solutions, and more. 

Forest is the heart of our community. After your appointment, you can grab a bite to eat at a number of incredible restaurants. Some of our favorite local Forest gems are Trio and Brauburgers. Poplar Forest is also a popular nearby attraction. We invite you to make an appointment with us and see what makes our office, and our Forest family, so special.

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


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Bank of the James Forest location



  • Full Financial Service Lobby
  • Drive-Thru
  • Personal Lending
  • Mortgage Lending
  • ATM
  • Night Deposit
  • Business Night Deposit
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
Personal Banking
FREE checking accounts, debit cards, savings accounts and more!
Business Solutions
Business loans, cash management and more- our experienced staff helps your business grow.
Loan Solutions
Whether you are buying a vehicle, home or land, our team is here to help you.
Mobile Banking
Pay bills, check balances, transfer money.
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17000 Forest Road, Suite A Forest, VA 24551

Phone: (434) 534-8080