Plains Depot, Circa 1898

This depot is perhaps the most famous in Georgia, for its role in the 1976 presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter.

It’s open today for free self-guided tours, featuring memorabilia of the campaign.

Various sources give different dates for the construction of the depot, but the National Register nomination form says 1898, so that’s the date I’ll use until proven otherwise.

Across the street from the depot is this gravesite of J-Who, the Depot Dog. He was a stray who showed up around the depot while the campaign was in full swing and was essentially adopted by the community.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Park + National Register of Historic Places


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