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Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Carter Peanut Warehouse

 
 
Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
1. Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1903, and intended as an hotel, the building housed retail services on the ground floor and the twenty-bed wise sanitarium on the top floor. The Wise Brothers used this location until the 1920's when they moved to the newly completed hospital located on Hospital Street behind the Plains High School.

In 1934, Earl Carter owned and operated a peanut business and the Earl Carter Insurance Agency from this location. Earl Carter ran this business until his death in 1953. Jimmy Carter returned home from the Navy to run the Peanut Warehouse at this location until 1961 from this building, President Carter launched his senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & 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 1903.
 
Location. 32° 2.012′ N, 84° 23.583′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right
Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
2. Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker
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when traveling west. 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. Old Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); M and M Cash Store (a few steps from this marker); Walters Grocery Company (a few steps from this marker); Early Days (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains Inn and Antique Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains Honors Her Own Jimmy Carter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
 
Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
3. Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker
Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
4. Old Carter Peanut Warehouse Marker
Located on the outside wall next to the arch doorway. Plains, Georgia Home of Jimmy Carter our 39th President. Plains Products from Plains Ga You can get fresh tomatoes, peanuts, Peanut butter ice cream and many other items here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 16 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.

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May. 28, 2022