Historic Markers Across Georgia

Blacksmith Shop

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Old Plains Highway, Plains, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 1.54    W 084° 25.944
  32.02566666    -84.4324
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


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 sharpened. A few of us did this work routinely, but Daddy handled the more difficult jobs.
Jimmy Carter 1975
Why not the Best?

The building in front of you is a reconstruction.

Erected by Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - National