Jimmy Carter Plains Georgia

Pine Mountain State Park is the closest park to both Warm Springs and Plains GA.  Its a beautiful park on the highest land in the area.  We picked a nice site overlooking a small lake.  Some bridges in the park have the distinct style of CCC bridges that we’ve seen in other areas.

After spending a day exploring FDR’s history we drove to Plains, the boyhood home and current residence of Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.  Plains is a tiny town even today.  The former high school is home to the Jimmy Carter Museum and Visitors Center.

Former Plains High School

Plains is little changed over the decades

Railroad depot that was Jimmy’s Campaign HQ

Jimmy’s book “An Hour Before Daylight” details the future President’s life in rural Georgia.  Born in 1924, he grew up during the Great Depression in the severely segregated deep south.  His boyhood home and farm are open to the public.

the Carter home

the Carter Commissary

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