Plains


Plains

      city, Sumter county, southwest-central Georgia, U.S., 10 miles (16 km) west-southwest of Americus. A post office was established there in 1839, and when the railroad was built in 1885 several local settlements, including Magnolia Springs (or Village) and the Plains of Dura (named for the biblical plain near Babylon), regrouped to form Plains, which was incorporated in 1896. The city is at the centre of an agricultural region producing mainly peanuts (groundnuts). It became a tourist attraction in the late 1970s as the hometown of Jimmy Carter (Carter, Jimmy), 39th president of the United States; Carter returned there after completing his term in 1981. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, established in 1987, preserves his home, boyhood farm, high school, and the depot that served as his 1976 presidential campaign headquarters. Pop. (1990) 716; (2000) 637.

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  • Plains — Plains, MT U.S. town in Montana Population (2000): 1126 Housing Units (2000): 532 Land area (2000): 0.561518 sq. miles (1.454325 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.561518 sq. miles (1.454325 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Plains, GA — U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 637 Housing Units (2000): 244 Land area (2000): 0.816656 sq. miles (2.115129 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.816656 sq. miles (2.115129 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Plains, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 1163 Housing Units (2000): 453 Land area (2000): 0.989150 sq. miles (2.561886 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.989150 sq. miles (2.561886 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Plains, MT — U.S. town in Montana Population (2000): 1126 Housing Units (2000): 532 Land area (2000): 0.561518 sq. miles (1.454325 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.561518 sq. miles (1.454325 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Plains, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 1450 Housing Units (2000): 569 Land area (2000): 0.989366 sq. miles (2.562447 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.989366 sq. miles (2.562447 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • plains — plains; plains·man; …   English syllables

  • plains — of the American Midwest, 1680s, see PLAIN (Cf. plain) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

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