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

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

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August 26, 2014
Plains Peanut Festival
The annual Plains Peanut Festival is centered around one of the Sumter County community's claims to fame, its peanut production, and features the community's most famous residents in active roles.

August 12, 2014
Healthy You, Healthy Community
“The Healthy You, Healthy Community Program” was designed to instill the lessons and values of the past that would inspire, encourage, and influence our youth to create a generation that will be concerned with protecting our resources while engaging in fun and educational activities.

July 21, 2014
Economic Benefit Report
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 166,225 visitors to Andersonville National Historic Site and Jimmy Carter Historic Site in 2013 spent $9.2 million in communities near the parks.

Did You Know?

Rosalynn Carter

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, three years younger than her husband Jimmy, graduated from Plains High School in 1944 as class valedictorian receiving the highest grades in her class.