For over a century U.G. White Mercantile has served as an economic anchor for downtown Athens. Farmers, cotton mill workers and businessmen alike purchased horse drawn plows, cast iron skillets and everything in between.

U.G. White maintains its presence as the trailhead of the once again thriving square in Athens, AL. Having passed from four family generations to the current owners, U.G. White continues to offer Provisions, quality goods and Gear, fair prices and impeccable customer service.

There's something for everyone at U.G. White Mercantile with locations in Athens (since 1917) and Huntsville.



As one of twelve children born to James Monroe “Bud” White and Amanda Warren in the late 1800s, Ulysses Grant White created a business that has influenced Athens, Alabama, a prominent cotton and railroad hub in Limestone County for OVER a century. Following a farming accident that cost him his right arm, the White Hollow, Tennessee native started U.G. White Hardware and Implement Company in 1917.