Commissary on the Carter Farm

Commissary at the Carter Boyhood Farm
Commissary at the Carter Boyhood Farm


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The Commissary was run by Earl Carter in order to make a profit, and to provide the residents of Archery a place to buy needed supplies. Earl Carter had a gas pump in front of the store in order to sell gas to passing motorists on what is now called the Old Plains Highway. The store was not open all the time but it would be opened when someone wanted to make a purchase. Earl Carter would toss the keys across the table to young Jimmy and he would go and open the store to make a sale. 

Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

Last updated: April 5, 2021