Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Carter Family Garden

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on Carter Boy Hood Farm Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Old Plains Highway, Plains, GA
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 32° 1.557    W 084° 25.99
  32.02595    -84.43316666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


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 supervisor, Jack Clark, was responsible for its planting and upkeep. Crops were shared when there were some to spare.