List of oldest companies in the United States

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This list of the oldest companies in the United States includes brands and companies, excluding associations, educational, government or religious organizations. To be listed a brand or company name must remain, either whole or in part since inception, and should have been established before 1820. If the original name has since changed due to acquisitions or renaming, this must be verifiable.

Year Company Field Reference
1613 Shirley Plantation Farm [1][2][3]
1632-33 Tuttle's Red Barn Farm [1][4][5][6]
1639 Field View Farm Farm [7][8]
1642 Barker's Farm Farm [9][10][11]
1667 Seaside Inn Hotel [8][12][13]
1673 White Horse Tavern Restaurant [8][14][15]
1680 Saunderskill Farm [9][16][17]
1690 Towle Silversmiths Silversmith [8][18]
1705 The John Stevens Shop Stone Carver [19]
1711 Orchards of Concklin Orchard [9][20][21]
1720s Smiling Hill Farm Farm (and Lumbermill since 1970s) [9][22][23]
1736 Lakeside Mills Corn products [8]
1752 Caswell-Massey Perfume [8][24][25]
1760 Lorillard Tobacco Company Tobacco [4][26][27]
1764 The Hartford Courant Newspaper [28]
1765 Baker's Confectionary [4][24]
1774 Ames Manufacturing [4][24]
1778 Dowse Orchards Farm [29][30]
1778 Greenbrier Hotel [31][32][33]
1778 Willow Grove Inn Hotel [34][35][36]
1780 Laird & Company Distillery [37][38][39]
1784 D. Landreth Seed Company Seeds [40][41][42]
1785 Bixler's Jewelry [43][44][45]
1786 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Newspaper [46][47][48]
1787 Hayes Coffee [37]
1790 King Arthur Flour Flour and baking [49]
1792 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Lawyers
1792 CIGNA Insurance [4]
1792 Old Farmer's Almanac Almanac
1792 State Street Banking [4]
1793 Temperance Tavern Restaurant
1794 Baltimore Equitable Insurance
1794 Mutual Assurance Insurance
1794 Rochester Cables Cables
1794 Warner Mining
1795 Dixon Pencils
1795 Jim Beam Distillery [4][24]
1796 Shreve, Crump & Low Jewelry [50][51][52]
1797 Birkett Mills Food
1797 Gruber's Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack
1797 Wayside Hotel
1798 Alan McIlvain Sawmill
1798 Pratt-Read Tools
1798 W. Rose Tools
1801 Crane & Co. Papermaking [24][37]
1801 Sawyer Bentwood Sawmill
1802 DuPont Chemicals [4][24]
1802 Scovill Foundry
1805 Emmet, Marvin & Martin Law
1806 Colgate Consumer Goods [24]
1807 Sterling Sugars Sugar
1807 Wiley Publisher
1808 knowlton technologies Papermill
1808 International Silver Silversmith
1810 Brown Brothers Harriman Bank
1810 Hartford Financial
1810 Pinaud Fragrance
1811 Pfaltzgraff Tableware [24][53]
1811 Davenport Peters Lumber [54]
1812 Riders Hotel
1812 Waterbury Button Buttons
1812 Waterbury Companies Consumer products
1812 Citigroup Bank
1813 ContiGroup Food
1813 Cooper, Erving & Savage Lawyers
1813 Seth Thomas Clockmaker
1815 Louisville Stoneware Pottery
1815 Loane Brothers Tents
1816 Hodgdon Yachts Yachts
1816 Remington Firearms
1816 Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards Farm
1816 Taylor Furniture
1817 Claflin Equipment Medical
1817 John Baer Almanac
1818 Breck's Flowers
1818 Brooks Brothers Clothing
1818 Eaton Funeral Homes Funeral home
1818 Libbey Glass Inc. Glass
1818 Marshall Elevator Elevators
1819 Jacob Bromwell Housewares
1819 Jobin Yvon Scientific instruments

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