Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
President Jimmy Carter
James Earl Carter, Jr. was born October 1, 1924, in Plains. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and married Rosalynn Smith in 1946. After seven more years of naval service he returned to run a family agribusiness. In 1962, Jimmy Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate and in 1970, became Governor. As governor, he reorganized state government, reformed the budgetary process, improved race relationships, health care, education, and environmental quality. Notable achievements of his presidency (1977-1981) were based on the values he considered most important “… human rights, environmental quality, nuclear arms control, and the search for justice and peace.” Successes included the resolution of the Panama Canal issue, signing the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, the Camp David accords and peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, normalizing relations with China and reorganization of the federal government. This Depot and surrounding historic district symbolize the culture of this small rural community which produced a highly respected international leader.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 2.007′ N, 84° 23.641′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Hudson Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the old Plains Depot. 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. Plains Depot (a few steps from this marker); M and M Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Walters Grocery Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Billy Carter Service Station (about 300 feet away); Old Carter Peanut Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Early Days (about 400 feet away); Carter Warehouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Also see . . .
1. Official Biography of Jimmy Carter. (Submitted on August 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Information on the Jimmy Carter National Historic site in Plains. (Submitted on August 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Peace •
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