Historic Markers Across Georgia

Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm From Here to Plains

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Old Plains Highway, Plains, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 1.62    W 084° 26.006
  32.027    -84.43343333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


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 Carter until he left for college. Surrounded by a close family, here young Carter developed the character and values that would carry him to success as a naval officer, engineer, farmer, businessman, lawmaker, author, governor, president, and world statesman. In the early years of my life on the farm¨. we always had enough to eat¨. but no money to waste. We felt close to nature, close to the members of our family and close to God.
Jimmy Carter 1975 Why not the Best?

Erected by Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - National Park Service - United States Department of Interior.