Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
President Carter's life-long love of tennis began with his frequent, fierce contest with his father on this Georgia clay court.
My father... was an excellent tennis player. ... I could never beat my father. He had a wicked slice ball which barley bounced at all on the relatively soft dirt court.
Jimmy Carter 1975
Why not the Best?
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Sports. 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° 1.552′ N, 84° 26.016′ 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 8 other markers are within walking The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jimmy Carter Slept Here (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Cash Crops (about 400 feet away); Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm / From Here To Plains (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 417 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.