C. T. Lowndes & Company is now in its 165th year of operation. Charles T. Lowndes founded the insurance agency back in 1850 with an office located on Broad Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

The agency has endured wars, hurricanes, an earthquake, recessions, and depressions and, in 2015, remains one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the Charleston area.

One of the current owners, Henry H. Lowndes, Jr., is a 5th generation descendant of Charles Lowndes.  A 6th generation, Rawlins C. Lowndes and Edward F. Lowndes, III, are also owners.

Other owners of the business are members of the Silcox family – Willard A. Silcox, Jr. and his sons, Willard A. Silcox, III and Christopher G. Silcox.

Then agency currently has 9 locations in the Low Country and employs about 100 people. The agency sells property and casualty insurance (automobile, homeowners, business, etc.) as well as life and health insurance.

A complete agency history can be found at www.ctlowndes.com

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