Plains, Georgia is home to less than 800 residents but is known for being home to former President Jimmy Carter. Once inhabited by the Muscogee tribe, the town was settled in the 1800s. Over the last 200 years, it’s been mostly a farming community with peanuts as the major crop. Today, most of what you’ll find relates to Carter, including the Carter Boyhood Farm, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and the campaign center at the train depot, which includes a small museum. Downtown has a few antique shops, an inn and a few restaurants.