Oldest Companies in the United States

In spite of two world wars, a worldwide depression, and several major recessions, many businesses started over one-hundred years ago still exist and prosper. Following is a partial list. If they can do it, others can succeed in today's economic climate.


Seaside InnKennebunkport, MaineHotel
1673White Horse TavernNewport, Rhode IslandRestaurant
1692A.W. Van Winkle & CompanyRutherford, New JerseyReal Estate Broker
1752The Philadelphia Contributionship
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaInsurance Company
1776The Griswold InnEssex, ConnecticutRestaurant and Hotel
1778The GreenbrierWhite Sulphur Springs, West VirginiaHotel
1778Willow Grove InnOrange, VirginiaHotel
1783Rawle & HendersonPhiladelphia PennsylvaniaLaw Firm
1784Bank of New YorkNew York CityNow The Bank of New York
1786Pittsburgh Post - GazettePittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNewspaper
1792Cadwalader, Wickersham & TaftNew York CityLaw Firm
1792Old Farmer's AlmanacDublin, New HampshireBank
1792State Street CorporationBoston, MassachusettsHotel
1797Wayside InnMiddletown, VirginiaHotel
1806ColgateNew York CityConsumer Goods
1807WileyHoboken, New JerseyPublisher
1810The HartfordHartford, ConnecticutInsurance
1812City Bank of New YorkNew York CityNow Citigroup
1816RemingtonIlion, New YorkFirearms
1817HarperBoston, MassachusettsPublisher
1818Brooks BrothersNew York CityClothing
1819Cravath, Swaine & MoorNew York CityLaw Firm