First State Bank History

We’ve always been about community. First State Bank has a long history of serving, reaching out, and connecting in the Florida Keys. We started out in 1955, with a single Key West branch and a handful of employees. As the Keys community grew, so did the Bank, steadily adding more services and branches. We’ve grown and changed in a lot of good ways. But our core values remain the same – we’re a proud, locally owned institution operated for the benefit of the people of Monroe County.

Today, over 65 years later, First State Bank continues to thrive and expand our line-up of products, services, and delivery systems offered in our offices from Key West to Key Largo.  And although we may be the oldest bank in Monroe County, we’ve stayed up-to-the-minute with technology, security, and customer service so that you can also bank online or in our mobile app anytime, anywhere. 

But what really sets us apart? Our people. We’re your friends and neighbors, and we care about you. From our tellers to our president, we're all working to help you fulfill your dreams and aspirations, to create a better life for you and your family. We want to see you succeed. That’s why we do all we can to see that your deposits go toward developing our own local communities.

So if you're looking for a bank that feels the way you do about the Keys, a bank run by people who have a real commitment to this area, switch to First State Bank...We're Locals Like You!