NewsLocal News


Senate passes bill to establish Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

President Carter’s family legacy preserved in Georgia
Jimmy Carter
Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 18:12:23-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — By unanimous vote, U.S. Senators passed the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act, a bill that re-designates the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, as the “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park."

This bill was originally introduced in the Senate and House by Senator Perdue and Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), respectively, and is sponsored by the entire 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."

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.