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Home of President Carter

Violet Sky at the Home of President Carter, Plains, Georgia
Violet Sky at the Home of President Carter, Plains, Georgia
Home of President Carter, Plains, Georgia
Home of President Carter, Plains, Georgia

Just a short walk from downtown Plains, Georgia leads to the home of the 39th President. Still in residence at the place, Jimmy Carter has made this average ranch home in rural America his home for decades.

History

James and Rosalynn Carter purchased and built this home just on the city limits of Plains in 1961. However it has been the only house they have every owned. Having been married over 70 years, the Carters have raised their children, ran elections and political events from their Plains home. Moreover this modest house is valued at around $200,000 based on the local area.

The architecture and design of the residence gives a glimpse to the Carter’s past. It resembles his time of presidency and political significance.

The area of Plains has designated a Jimmy Carter National Historic Park in his honor.

Violet Sky’s Visit

First driving past the home of President Carter I noticed all the black cars. Indeed very official and secure for a retired president. Still the signs in front of the home state there is no stopping in front of the home and traffic to keep moving.

Yet the only place that you can view the home is from a distance at the park that offers a small platform overlooking the yard.

How to Visit

Nevertheless, the home of President Carter is on the west bound left side of the road. The site is free to visit and is located on U.S. Highway 280 just west of Plains, Georgia.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

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