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Jimmy Carter Slept Here

 
 
Jimmy Carter Slept Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
1. Jimmy Carter Slept Here Marker
Inscription. Our lives then were centered almost completely around our own family and our own home...
Jimmy Carter, 1975, Why Not the Best?

This is the homeplace- "hot in the summer and cold in the winter"- of a Georgia farmboy who would someday sleep in the White House. Here young Jimmy Carter ran, dodging dogs, chickens, geese, and guinea fowl. The yard was swept with sand, weeded clean to keep snakes and bugs away from the house. Behind you, a woodpile stacked high with hickory,oak, and pine for the fireplace and kitchen stoves took up much of the back yard. A chinaberry tree near the house held a treehouse where Jimmy played. As you step onto the back porch, listen for the echoes of his father, "Mr. Earl" Carter, hurrying out on some farm business, and his mother, "Miss Lillian," banging the screen door on her way to help someone with her nursing skills. You'd have found the back door unlocked.

Jimmy (far left) and his sisters poses with two friends and Annie Mae Hollis, who often kept the Carter children.
 
Erected by Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - National Park Service - United States Department of Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.601′ N, 84° 26.012′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia
Back side of house image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
2. Back side of house
, 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 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. Always a Reckoning (here, next to this marker); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Winds of Change (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Carter Family Garden (about 300 feet away); Tennis Court (about 300 feet away); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (about 400 feet away); Never Far from Home (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Plains.
 
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Jimmy Carter 's bedroom image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
3. Jimmy Carter 's bedroom
Woodpile, broom chicken house and pen image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
4. Woodpile, broom chicken house and pen
Jimmy Carter Slept Here Marker and backyard image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
5. Jimmy Carter Slept Here Marker and backyard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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