Athens Seed, Lawn and Garden, Inc.
54 Greensboro Highway • Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-2712

Athens Seed Company was founded in 1929 by a Mr. Cordell. At that time the business was located on Foundry Street in Athens, Georgia.

Mr. Porterfield at the Thomas Street building
In 1944, Mr. T.W. Porterfield, Sr., purchased the company and moved it to Thomas Street in Athens. Athens Seed remained on Thomas Street until Mr. Porterfield sold the business to James T. Simmons and James R. Willis in 1978 when it was moved to 200 Dairy Pak Road, Athens, Georgia. The building at this location was expanded twice to accomodate the growing company.

Dairy Pak Road building

As business steadily increased, the location at 200 Dairy Pak Road could no longer meet the needs of the company. In 1997, a new building was built at 54 Greensboro Highway in Watkinsville which is where it remains today. Owned and operated by the Simmons Family, it serves customers in Oconee and surrounding counties.