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No, Henry Ford Did Not Create the First Car In the United States

What Was the First Company to Make Cars In the United States? 

While the automobile didn’t gain widespread popularity and usage until around the 1920s, you may be surprised to find that the history of cars goes back quite a bit further than that. In fact, the official history of the car goes back roughly four decades earlier. Now, today, we’re familiar with a wide variety of auto brands, from overseas brands like Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to domestic brands like Chevrolet and Ford. But, which of these brands first entered the auto industry here in the United States? 

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