Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born in Plains on 18 August 1927 and grew up in this simple Folk Victorian house. Her parents were Edgar and Allie Smith. After graduation from Plains High School in 1944 and Georgia Southwestern College in 1946, she married Jimmy Carter on 7 July 1946. She served as First Lady of Georgia from 1971-1975 and First Lady of the United States from 1977-1981.
Rodney David Porter writes: I was Miss Allie’s pastor and had the high honor of doing her funeral. Such a sweet and endearing woman of God. Loved visiting in this home
Plains Historic District, National Register of Historic Places