Jimmy Carter National Historic Site to become Historic Park

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) —The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, will now be a Historic Park.

U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler helped secure unanimous Senate passage of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act.

The bill was originally introduced in the Senate and House by Senator Perdue and Congressman Sanford Bishop, and is sponsored by the Georgia congressional delegation.

Having now passed both the Senate and House, the bill heads to President Trump for his signature.

“No matter where life has taken me, from the Governor’s mansion to the White House, Plains has always been my home,” said President Carter. “Rosalynn joins me in thanking Senator Perdue, Congressman Bishop, and the Georgia delegation for helping preserve my family’s legacy.”

“Only in America could the son of a small-town peanut farmer become President of the United States,” said Senator Perdue. “Growing up in rural Georgia taught the Carters the importance of faith, family, and service, and those values have guided them their entire lives. This designation will ensure Plains, Georgia, continues to be a living monument to the Carters and their lifetime of service. I’m proud to stand with the entire Georgia delegation in preserving President Carter’s legacy for generations to come.”

“When you think of Plains, Georgia, you think of President Jimmy Carter and his family’s legacy,” said Senator Loeffler. “President Carter has selflessly served the Peach State for decades, and a national park named for this native son of Georgia is a tribute that will endure for years to come.”

This designation will help protect multiple historic locations and draw more visitors to Plains to learn about the life and legacy of President Jimmy Carter. The park would consist of four locations: the Carter boyhood farm; Plains High School, where President and Mrs. Carter graduated from; Plains Train Depot, which served as headquarters for Carter’s presidential campaign; and years from now, the home the Carters currently reside in and their gravesites.

You can view the bill here.

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