U.G. White Hardware Store, Athens, Alabama
A step back in time and a stroll down memory lane. That is what you’ll feel when you step into U.G. White Hardware Store in Athens Alabama. Located on the square in Athens, warm memories will surround you the moment you step inside!
U.G. White Hardware originally began in 1917 and was known as U.G. White Hardware and Implement Co. on south Marion Street. The original proprietor, Ulysses Grant White, lost his right arm in a farming accident. Mr. Grant went on to create a business that has influenced Athens, Alabama. Athens was a prominent cotton and railroad hub for the Limestone County seat.
After twenty years Mr. White sought a more strategic location and in 1937 bought and remodeled the corner of 101 Jefferson Street where it remains today.
For nearly a century, U.G.White has been supplying local farmers and Cotton mill workers. From Farmalls to work the fields in, to heating stoves and radios, the hardworking laborers knew they could count on U.G. White to keep them supplied with whatever they needed. This continues to be their philosophy today!
The original philosophy still thrives today, under the guidance of Derrick Young and Johnny Furline. They like to say “On 101 Jefferson St. time stands still in a diverse environment that preserves, connects, and supplements anyone who wishes to participate in traditional southern culture.” I couldn’t agree more!
I was greeted with a smile and southern charm. If you are in search of buying nails by the pound or candy by the pound, they have you covered!
U.G.White is Radio Flyer central. Memories are made with Radio Flyer to this day....I think we can all remember our very own experiences.
Searching for the cherished cast iron skillets? They have a plentiful supply. Looking for the perfect pocket knife? They definitely have you covered! Hundreds of choices! Cleaning supplies? Again, no problem. How about some nice hot peanuts...they have them.
From rocking chairs to wrenches, U.G. White has everything you need.
If you are in Athens, give U.G. White a visit. You’ll fall in love with the history! Make sure you have time to stroll while recalling days gone by. You’ll enjoy it. While you are there, tell them Elizabeth said hi! What a great group of people at U.G. White.
U.G. White it open six days per week, or visit them online at ugwhite.com. Their online store is always open!