Season 1, Episode 39-Jimmy Carter and Plains

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Season 1, Episode 39: Jimmy Carter and Plains

We’ve got Georgia on our Mind! Heading to the Peach State for the birthplace of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter, in the small town of Plains. Learn about Jimmy’s unique upbringing and small town life, as well as how his education and father’s business helped shape the future politician! We will also discuss his birthplace, the first President born in a hospital!

Jimmy Carter National Historic District in Plains from the National Park Service.

The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home, operated by the NPS.

Plan your Visit to Plains, Georgia.

Be sure to check out Jimmy Carter’s “Visiting the Presidents” Season 2 Episode, “Jimmy Carter and the Carter Home”!

From my June 2017 Visit!

From My May 2022 Visit!

The Visitors Center/Old Plains High School

Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home

Meeting Jimmy Carter!

Jimmy Carter Portrait by Herbert Abrams.

Jimmy Carter Birthplace: 225 Hospital Street, Plains, Georgia.

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4 thoughts on “Season 1, Episode 39-Jimmy Carter and Plains

  1. I just listened to your podcast on Jimmy Carter, especially due to the recent news about his end-of-life hospice care ,and I must tell you, I was absolutely moved to tears about your emotional story of having met Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter at theirchurch . It’s very clear that you admire him greatly, as do I.What a magical experience and gift that was for you, being able to meet him ,and what a gift Jimmy Carter is to all of us ! I Joe, love every one of your Presidential podcasts,as well as the pictures you provide, and refer to them often when planning my own trips to Presidential sites. Thank you for the wonderful job you do in providing us Presidential history buffs with such excellent research and material ! Please keep up the great work – it is much appreciated !!!


    1. Thank you, Sharon! I recorded his first episode on his birthday and remember begin emotional recounting seeing him, a man who I’ve looked up to my entire life, and it is such a sad twist of fate that I’m preparing to record as he is preparing to leave this world. I appreciate your support and am glad you enjoy the podcast and website! Thanks so much!


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