Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In 1951, the Carter Warehouse office was built on this location. Over the years the business grew to include a peanut shelling plant, a cotton gin and a processing plant. In 1962, Billy Carter came home from the Marines to enter the business with his brother Jimmy Carter and mother, "Miss Lillian." At one time, Rosalynn Carter's father, Edgar Smith, operated a garage in this location.
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 1951.
Location. 32° 2.018′ N, 84° 23.54′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on S. Bond Street, on the right when traveling north. 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. Williams Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Days (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Carter Peanut Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bank Building (within M and M Cash Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walters Grocery Company (about 300 feet away); Plains Inn and Antique Mall (about 300 feet away); Plains Honors Her Own Jimmy Carter (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.