Plains, Georgia is one
of the three National Historic Sites in the state of Georgia. In recognition of its
historical significance, Plains High School was restored with the help of the people of
Plains, the National Park Service and the United States Department of the Interior.
The current building, which originally housed both elementary and high schools, was
erected in 1921 at a cost of $50,000.00 and replaced an earlier frame structure. Plains
High School was known for its model curriculum, its outstanding facilities and its
dedicated faculty. The auditorium and library of Plains High School were the only
non-denominational meeting facilities in Plains and were used for plays, Chautauqua
performances and other community events. President James Earl Carter,
Rosalyn Carter are graduates of Plains High School and membership on its board was the
first political office in which the President served.