• 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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Plains High School

Jimmy Carter received his education, grades 1 through 11, at the Plains High School. There was no 12th grade so he graduated after the 11th grade as the class of 1941 salutatorian receiving the 2nd highest grades in his class.