• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Visitor Center- Plains High School

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

A Rural Beginning

Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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Did You Know?

Jimmy Carter as he speaks to visitors.

Along with being a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Jimmy Carter also recieved a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2007. He is joined on this list by two other presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.