Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm / From Here To Plains
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Just down this path is the shady, swept-sand yard where the 39th President of the United States played as a boy, during the years of the Great Depression. This plain white farmhouse, these tangled woods, and these broad fields were home to Jimmy Carter until he left for college. Surrounded by a close family, here young Carter developed the character and values that would carry him to success as a naval officer, engineer, farmer, businessman, lawmaker, author, governor, president, and world statesman.
In the early years of my life on the farm… we always had enough to eat… but no money to waste. We felt close to nature, close to the members of our family and close to God.
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: Agriculture • Government & Politics. 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. 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 distance of this marker. Jimmy Carter Slept Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Always a Reckoning (within shouting distance of this marker); Winds of Change (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (about 400 feet away); The Carter Family Garden (about 400 feet away); Tennis Court (about 400 feet away); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (about 400 feet away); Never Far from Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.