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Historical Markers in Plains, Georgia

Clickable Map of Sumter County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sumter County, GA (70) Crisp County, GA (22) Dooly County, GA (4) Lee County, GA (6) Macon County, GA (56) Marion County, GA (7) Schley County, GA (16) Terrell County, GA (11) Webster County, GA (5)  SumterCounty(70) Sumter County (70)  CrispCounty(22) Crisp County (22)  DoolyCounty(4) Dooly County (4)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  MaconCounty(56) Macon County (56)  MarionCounty(7) Marion County (7)  SchleyCounty(16) Schley County (16)  TerrellCounty(11) Terrell County (11)  WebsterCounty(5) Webster County (5)
Americus is the county seat for Sumter County
Plains is in Sumter County
      Sumter County (70)  
      Crisp County (22)  
      Dooly County (4)  
      Lee County (6)  
      Macon County (56)  
      Marion County (7)  
      Schley County (16)  
      Terrell County (11)  
      Webster County (5)  
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1 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Always a Reckoning
I had a pony then that lacked a way to work and pay her way, except that every year or two Lady had a colt we sold, but still for less than what was due to buy the fodder, hay and corn she ate at times she couldn't be on pasture. Neither . . . Map (db m129833) HM
2 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Archery, Georgia
This rural community of Archery, established in the 1800’s, consisted of a train stop, houses of railroad employees, the St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, a school for black youth, and a store. The community was named for . . . Map (db m223537) HM
3 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Baby RowJimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains, Georgia — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Miss Julia Coleman, the Plains High School superintendent, inaugurated Baby Row in the late 1930's. A special section of the school's Friendship Garden, Baby Row horned the "Little citizens of Plains." Mothers with their new babies in arms . . . Map (db m56804) HM
4 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Billy Carter Service Station
In 1954 Mill Jennings, owner and operator of Standard Oil station purchased this building from Thad Jones and moved the building to its current site. The Plains Hotel, which had recently been torn down, previously occupied the lot. Originally, the . . . Map (db m73058) HM
5 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Blacksmith Shop
Our blacksmith shop was a small building ... with... a dirt floor. The forge and anvil, drill press, and emery wheel were used daily to repair farm tools and sometimes to make them. Our horses and mules were shod there, and our plow points . . . Map (db m56777) HM
6 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Carter Warehouse
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 . . . Map (db m73062) HM
7 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Cash Crops
This fields is a small part of several hundred acres that earned a living for the Carters and the other families who lived here. Like his neighbors throughout southwest Georgia, Earl Carter mixed his plantings of cotton, corn, watermelons, sugar . . . Map (db m56769) HM
8 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Catch the Mules
Here, at the barn, the day started early. During the ... seasons all the workers arose early each morning at 4:00 a.m...., wakened by the ringing of a large farm bell. We would go to the barn and catch the mules by lantern light, put the . . . Map (db m56773) HM
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9 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Early DaysJimmy Carter National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . Map (db m56800) HM
10 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Friendship Garden
In May 1936, the Tri-County news of Americus, Georgia, reported, "Miss Julia Coleman {superintendent of the Plains High School} has directed a program for the beautification of the {school} campus this spring, and many shrubs and flowers have . . . Map (db m56803) HM
11 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Jimmy and Rosalynn CarterJimmy Carter National Historic Site
"The thing that means most to me is coming back to Plains, GA, where I belong. My home folks have never treated me like a big shot. They treat me like one of you and that's exactly what I am." —Jimmy Carter, 1976 After winning the . . . Map (db m186800) HM
12 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Jimmy Carter Slept Here
Our lives then were centered almost completely around our own family and our own home… Jimmy Carter, 1975, Why Not the Best?
This is the homeplace- "hot in the summer and cold in the winter"- of a . . . Map (db m56782) HM
13 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm / From Here To PlainsJimmy 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 . . . Map (db m56784) HM
14 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Lebanon Cemetery
On this site stood Lebanon Baptist Church, which was constituted December 1, 1848. The church served both white and congregations of the Lebanon community. It was the tradition of the black congregations to worship at separate times. This changed . . . Map (db m223541) HM
15 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood
"Why do you fish and hunt?" I'm often asked, The easiest answer is : "My father and all my ancestors did it before me. It's been part of my life since childhood, and part of my identity, like being a southern or a Baptist." I could add that . . . Map (db m56766) HM
16 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — M and M Cash Store
Building was erected in 1902 by Everett Lunsford, Jon E. French and Edwin Timmerman and was named the General Store. In 1909, the building was sold to Alton Carter and renamed Plains Mercantile Company. In 1934, Mr. Carter sold the building to . . . Map (db m73059) HM
17 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Never Far from Home
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 With a short walk around this farm you can just take a glimpse of the small, enclosed world that nurtured a future . . . Map (db m56768) HM
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18 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Next-door Neighbors
The nearest house to ours, between the barn and the main road, was the home of a special family. Jack Clark was in charge of the barn, the mules and horses, the equipment and harness, and rarely worked in the fields... For me and the other boys... . . . Map (db m56771) HM
19 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Old Bank Building
Plains Bank was organized in 1901 by R. S. Oliver, who served as president. W. L. Thomas, vice president, and C. C. Lunsford as cashier. The Plains Bank belonged to a chain of eighty three banks operated by Banker's Trust Company of Atlanta. The . . . Map (db m73060) HM
20 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Old Carter Peanut Warehouse
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 . . . Map (db m56802) HM
21 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains City Hall
In the 1930’s, Ernest Spann built and operated a service station here. In the 1940’s, Oliver Spann, son of Ernest and Carrie Oliver Spann, operated a bowling alley in the rear of the building. This building has served as a number of different . . . Map (db m186796) HM
22 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains DepotJimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains, Georgia — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The train depot served as the Presidential Campaign Headquarters for Jimmy Carter in 1976. The depot became nationally recognized and served as the backdrop for many political speeches. In January 1977, an 18-car "Peanut Special" train departed . . . Map (db m56796) HM
23 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains High School
Side 1: This school opened in 1921, racially integrated in 1966 and served students from Plains, Georgia until 1979. The school’s rich history of distinguished educators and progressive curriculum earned recognition at state and . . . Map (db m41126) HM
24 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains Honors Her Own Jimmy Carter
[Seal of the President of the United States] 39th President United States of America 1977-1981 ”America did not invent Human Rights… Human Rights invented America.” Jan. 14, 1981 ”The greatest legacy we can leave our . . . Map (db m186899) HM
25 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains Inn and Antique Mall
Originally the Oliver-McDonald Store, this building came into existence around 1901. A two-story section was later added to house a furniture store and funeral home managed by Ross Dean. In 1934, two of the buildings were sold to Alton Carter for . . . Map (db m186795) HM
26 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Plains Pharmacy
In the early 1900’s, this was a two story brick building erected by the Wise brothers for their first hospital in Plains. Plains Pharmacy was located on the ground floor of this building. Eventually, the hospital was relocated and the second floor . . . Map (db m186790) HM
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27 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — 129-9 — President Jimmy Carter
From this depot in 1975, James Earl Carter, Jr. launched a two-year campaign for the presidency of the United States. At first an unknown referred to as “Jimmy Who,” Carter was inaugurated as America’s 39th President on January 20, . . . Map (db m21351) HM
28 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Rosalynn Smith CarterFirst Lady of the United States of America, 1977-1981 — First Lady of Georgia, 1971-1975 —
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains on August 18, 1927 and grew up in this house. Her parents were Edgar and Allie Smith. She had two younger brothers and a sister: Jerry Smith, Murray Smith, and Allethea Smith Wall. Rosalynn graduated . . . Map (db m40314) HM
29 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Tennis Court
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 . . . Map (db m56779) HM
30 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — The Carter Family Garden
Earl Carter always had a garden to add variety to the family's meals. A community sweet potato garden was also planted and shared among the residents who lived nearby. This garden was strictly for the Carter family's use although the farm . . . Map (db m56778) HM
31 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — The Earl and Lillian Carter Home
James Earl Carter, Sr. and his family moved into this middle-class rural dwelling as its second owners in 1928, six years after the home had been built. Heating was accomplished by fireplaces and wood stoves. Initially, there was no running water . . . Map (db m56781) HM
32 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — The HomeJimmy Carter National Historic Site
The Carter home is one-story containing 3,200 square feet of floor space. The opposite side of Woodland Drive contains their pond, stocked with bass, bream, and catfish for fishing, and a flagpole that was a gift from their children. When built, . . . Map (db m186799) HM
33 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Walters Grocery Company
This section of the original Oliver McDonald Building was owned and operated by John and Katie Oliver as a grocery store in the 1930's and 40's. The store was sold to C.L. Walters, Jr. in 1943 and was renamed Walters Grocery Company. C.L. and his . . . Map (db m73061) HM
34 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Williams Warehouse
Luther David Wise and Edwin Timmerman built Williams Warehouse, originally called Timmerman and Wise Warehouse, in 1896. Frank Forth Timmerman, Edwin’s son, also assisted with the efforts. The warehouse handled seed, fertilizers, cotton and bricks. . . . Map (db m186798) HM
35 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Winds of Change
Purchased from a catalog in 1935 for about $100, a steel windmill like the one reconstructed here provided the Carters a welcome reprieve from the drudgery of pumping water for both the family and livestock by hand. Windpower drew water from . . . Map (db m56776) HM
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36 Georgia, Sumter County, Plains — Wise Sanitarium1921-1936
Built in 1921 by Doctors Samuel, Thaddeus, and Bowman Wise, sons of Dr. Burr T. and Laura Addy Wise, early settlers of Plains, this innovative hospital was known as “the Mayo Clinic of the South”. Originally opening above Plains Pharmacy . . . Map (db m40163) HM
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Dec. 3, 2023