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Discovering Plains, Georgia

A Guide to the Town's Historic Sites

Plains, Georgia is a small town that played a significant role in the history of the United States. It’s the hometown of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has become a prominent figure in both Georgia and the nation’s history. Here’s a guide to some of the most important historical sites in Plains.

The Life and Times of Jimmy Carter at the National Historic Sites

Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm: This site offers a glimpse into the life of Jimmy Carter, who grew up in Plains. Visitors can explore his boyhood home and school to learn about his journey from a peanut farmer to the presidency.

Plains Train Depot: Built in 1888, this historic train station is where Jimmy Carter departed for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943. Today, it serves as home to a museum where visitors can learn about the history of the Presidential campaign.

Plains High School: This museum pays tribute to the life and legacy of Jimmy Carter. It features exhibits on his presidency, his humanitarian work, and his Nobel Peace Prize.

Nature's Beauty on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail: This beautiful trail winds through the beautiful countryside of Plains and is named after Rosalynn Carter, the former First Lady of the United States. Visitors can admire the stunning flowers and other plant life, as well as watch for various species of butterflies.

Whether you’re a history buff, an antique shopper, or simply interested in learning more about a unique part of Georgia’s heritage, Plains has something for everyone. So, plan a visit today and journey through history in this charming town.

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