Historic Markers Across Georgia

Plains High School Side 1

Marker ID: Plains Historical Preservation Trust 
Location: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site at old high school, Plains, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 2.147    W 084° 23.587
  32.03577825    -84.39312068
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM43HV
Plains High School Side 1 Marker  


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 national levels. Graduates from this school have made tremendous contributions to Georgia, as well as the world. Notable graduates include President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Smith Carter.

As a result of the consolidation of county schools, Plains High School closed in 1979. Through a partnership between the community of Plains and the National Park Service, the school was restored and reopened in 1996 as the main Visitors Center for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. In 1996 the Georgia Department of Education, Sumter County Schools, and the National Park Service initiated an educational program for students visiting

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Plains Historical Preservation Trust Marker