MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
Triest Agency is proud to be a Charleston insurance agency. We're actually the second oldest insurance agency in Charleston. Founded in 1903 by Montague Triest on Broad Street. At our inception there were only a handful of insurance agencies in Charleston. Now there are probably hundreds but Triest Agency has always been the hallmark of insurance in Charleston. Our city is rich in history, tradition and Southern charm, attracting nearly 4 million visitors a year. Located in Charleston County, South Carolina in the U.S. state of South Carolina, it is the largest city and the county seat of Charleston County. The city is also the oldest city in the state of South Carolina and the second largest city in the state. The city of Charleston is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina's coastline, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charleston Harbor lies between downtown Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, it adopted its present name in 1783. Charleston's name is derived from Charles Towne, named after King Charles II of England.
Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city's skyline, and for the fact that it was one of the few cities in the original thirteen colonies to provide religious tolerance, albeit restricted to non-catholics.
In recent years the city has been growing rapidly. It seems that our way of life including the climate and proximity to the ocean are desirable to many people. I certainly cannot say that I've ever shuffled snow in the winter. Actually I don't remember seeing more than a few inches of snow in Charleston. The last time I recall was in 1989 which was also the year of Hurricane Hugo. The summers can be hot and made worse by high humidity. We're a tropical area and that goes with it. But most days are marvelous. I cannot think of a better place to live and Triest Agency is extremely proud to be of service to the fine people down here. Come on by. We're here to help with your insurance.
Great grandson of the founder