Carter Peanut Warehouse

A beige brick building with a large red, white,and blue sign saying
Plains Peanut, former Carter Peanut Whse

NPS Photo

Quick Facts
128 East Main Street Plains, GA
site of the original Carter Peanut Warehouse
part of the National Historic Preservation District

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

Built in 1903, and intended as a hotel, the building housed retail services in the ground floor and the twenty bed Wise Sanitarium on the top floor. The Wise brothers used this location until the 1920s when they moved to the newly completed hospital, located on Hospital street, behind Plains High School. In 1934, Earl Carter owned and operated a peanut business and the Earl Carter Insurance Agency from this location. Earl Carter ran this business until his death in 1953. Jimmy Carter returned home from the Navy to run the peanut warehouse from this location until 1961.

Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Last updated: January 23, 2021