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The Oldest Companies in the United States

Updated June 14, 2019 59.0k views278 items

A list of the oldest American companies with pictures where possible. The oldest company in America dates back all the way to 1632. For the United States, that's a long time to have been in business. When you read this list, you'll find an eclectic group including the oldest hotel in the United States, America's oldest restaurant, the oldest newspaper in the United States, America's oldest hospital, and the oldest distillery in the United States.

So what are the oldest US companies? Take a look at this list and that will give a guide to what companies are centuries old, from the oldest corporation in America to the oldest hotel in the US.

Obviously these oldest businesses in the United States are all new compared to those over in Europe and Asia, since the Americas had yet to be discovered by the western-world prior to the 1400's and no business has survived from before that time.
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  • 26

    Bowne

    Date Founded: 1775
  • 27

    Stroh's

    Date Founded: 1775
  • 28

    Dowse Orchards

    Date Founded: 1778
  • 29

    Greenbrier

    Date Founded: 1778
  • 30

    Willow Grove Inn

    Date Founded: 1778
  • 31

    Laird

    Date Founded: 1780
  • 32

    Bank of New York

    State Commercial Banks, Bank
    Date Founded: 1784
  • 33

    Landreth

    Date Founded: 1784
  • 34

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Date Founded: 1786
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    Date Founded: 1787
  • 36

    Holgate

    Date Founded: 1789
  • 37

    Proprietors of the Locks and Canals

    Date Founded: 1792
  • 38

    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

    Date Founded: 1792
  • 39

    Cigna

    Hospital and Medical Service Plans
    Date Founded: 1792
  • 40

    Old Farmer's Almanac

    Date Founded: 1792
  • 41

    State Street

    Date Founded: 1792
  • 42

    Temperance Tavern

    Date Founded: 1793
  • 43

    Baltimore Equitable

    Date Founded: 1794
  • 44

    Mutual Assurance

    Date Founded: 1794
  • 45

    Rochester Cables

    Date Founded: 1794
  • 46

    Warner

    Date Founded: 1794
  • 47

    Dixon Ticonderoga

    Date Founded: 1795
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    Date Founded: 1795
  • 49

    Birkett Mills

    Date Founded: 1797
  • 50

    Gruber's Hagerstown Town & Country

    Date Founded: 1797