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

Early Days

 
 
Early Days Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
1. Early Days Marker
Inscription. The town of Plains was founded in 1885. Milton Leander Hudson donated land for the town, including land for a depot for the new railroad line. The train depot is the oldest building in Plains, built 1888.

Originally Creek Indians inhabited this area of Georgia and were relocate in 1827. Settlers began to move in by 1840 three separate settlements existed- Magnolia Springs, a well-known resort area, a smaller settlement called Lebanon, and Plains of Dura. When the railroad came to the area, these three small communities combined and move here to form the town of Plains.

Plains in 1925. The town gets its name from the Plain of Dura in the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. (Daniel 3:1-30)
 
Erected by Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - National Park Service - United States Department of Interior.
 
Location. 32° 2.018′ N, 84° 23.596′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker located in the park facing the store fronts in Historic Plains. Marker is in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M and M Cash Store (a few steps
Milton Leander Hudson image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
2. Milton Leander Hudson
donated the land on which the town stands as well as providing land for the Methodist church and parsonage, and Plains High School. Hudson was the town's first postmaster, first railroad agent, and built the first house. He fathered the first child born here, Mary Hudson Campbell. He died in 1912 and is buried in Lebanon Cemetery.
from this marker); Old Carter Peanut Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Old Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walters Grocery Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Carter Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker); President Jimmy Carter (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plains Depot (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lebanon Cemetery Plains Sumter Co Ga. Tombstone of Milton L Hudson gave land to establish the town of Plains. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Lebanon Cemetery Plains Sumter Co Ga. Mary Hudson Campbell first child born in Plains Ga. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Early Days Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
3. Early Days Marker
If these sidewalks could talk. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
4. If these sidewalks could talk.
Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
5. Train Depot
Early Days Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 19, 2012
6. Early Days Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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