Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home, Archery

Owned by Jimmy Carter’s father Earl, from 1928 until 1941, the former president spent his formative years here, from the age of four until he left Sumter County for college. Though located in what is considered Plains today, this was originally a separate rural village known as Archery. The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm is maintained today as part of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. I attended the dedication of the site a few years ago and it was one of the coldest, wettest November days I can recall. Thousands turned out to hear President Carter reminisce about his youth here. It was a wonderful day, despite the weather.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site


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