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Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Earl and Lillian Carter Home

 
 
The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
1. The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Marker
Inscription. James Earl Carter, Sr. and his family moved into this middle-class rural dwelling as its second owners in 1928, six years after the home had been built. Heating was accomplished by fireplaces and wood stoves. Initially, there was no running water and electricity was unavailable until 1938. Earl Carter sold the farm to T.R. Downer in 1949. The Downer family owned the property until 1994 when the National Park Service purchase it. The home is restored to its 1930s appearance before it had electricity. Earl and Lillian Carter and their four children Jimmy, Gloria, Ruth, and Billy lived here.

Help us preserve this historic site for the enjoyment of this and future generations. do not touch or disturb furnishings or objects in the buildings. None of the furnishings in the home belong to the Carter family. They are period pieces of the 1930s era and are similar to what the Carters would have owned. Flash and video photography is allowed.
 
Location. 32° 1.56′ N, 84° 26.028′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker can be reached from Old Plains Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Plains, Georgia on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site United States Department of
The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
2. The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Marker
Interior. Marker is in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennis Court (a few steps from this marker); Winds of Change (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carter Family Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Always a Reckoning (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmy Carter Slept Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm (about 400 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Cash Crops (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Plains.
 
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The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Backside image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
3. The Earl and Lillian Carter Home Backside
Jimmy Carter's bedroom image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
4. Jimmy Carter's bedroom
Like most boys, Jimmy enjoyed spending much of his time outdoors. His bedroom, however, was the place where kept many os his collected treasures. Postcards, lettres, and souvenirs sent to him by his Uncle Tom Gordy, who was in the navy, sparked dreams of far away places, the ocean, and a future naval career. Lillian Carter instilled a love of reading in her children, which is evident by the books in her son's room and throughout the house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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