Plains Depot, Circa 1898

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, National Register of Historic Places

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