Plains Georgia!


Plains, Georgia, hometown of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States of America, is a small rural town in Southwest Georgia. Plains culture revolves around farming, church and school. The annual Plains Peanut Festival celebrates area agriculture. Former President Carter still teaches Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church. Church visitors can sit in on his Sunday School classes.

Plains' attractions include an antique mall with a unique history and character, a trading post, and a Southern style cafe. The service station once owned by Billy Carter, the former President's brother has been restored and is now the Billy Carter Service Station Museum.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is the most popular attraction in Plains Georgia. Visitors from around the world come to see the home where former President Jimmy Carter grew up, the high school he and First Lady Rosalyn attended and the train depot from which the Peanut Express carried this Plains son to his inauguration as the 39th President of the United States.

The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm is a destination on the Sam Shortline train excursion. Plains High School where the Carters attended is a museum and visitors center. The museum and visitors center features exhibits on the Carters' life in Plains, pre and post-presidency. The Rosalyn Carter Gallery features exhibits and displays on the life and work of wife of the 39th President. The Seaboard Train Depot served as the Jimmy Carter Campaign Headquarters. Now a museum, it features exhibits on the Carter 1976 Presidential Campaign.

Activities in Plains include the Plains Peanut Festival in September. Sam Shortline train has a special run during the festival. For information about other activities in Plains, contact or visit the Plains Welcome Center, 1763 US Highway 280 West, Plains Georgia 31780, Telephone: 229-824-7477, Fax: 229-824-7478 or Email. (Also see Plains Events.)

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