Plains, GA is the small Southern hometown of former President Jimmy Carter and most of the area has been designated a National Historic Site, either as related to Carter’s childhood or as a significant site of his campaign. (2020)
The storefronts of tiny Plains benefit from tourism of the history of the area–right next to them is the old train station that was converted in Carter’s campaign headquarters.
Jimmy Carter came from peanut farming country and this unique statue serves as a reminder.
My first visit to Plains was with my pastor where we went to Maranatha Baptist Church. Jimmy Carter regularly preaches Sunday School there and crowds attend to have the chance to meet him.
Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm home is another attraction people visit in the town.