Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Our blacksmith shop was a small building ... with... a dirt floor. The forge and anvil, drill press, and emery wheel were used daily to repair farm tools and sometimes to make them. Our horses and mules were shod there, and our plow points sharpened. A few of us did this work routinely, but Daddy handled the more difficult jobs.
Jimmy Carter 1975
Why not the Best?
The building in front of you is a reconstruction.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
Location. 32° 1.54′ N, 84° 25.944′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker can be reached from Old Plains Highway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Plains, Georgia on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site United States Department of Interior. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Catch the Mules (within shouting distance of this marker); Cash Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Never Far from Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carter Family Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Next-door Neighbors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winds of Change (about 300 feet away); Tennis Court (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.