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Plains, Georgia, with a population of about 700 people is located in the southwestern region of the state surrounded by peanut fields. Its most famous resident is the 39th United States President and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. Carter was born in Plains in 1924 and was elected president in 1976. Carter worked on his family’s peanut farm in Plains after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1953. He was a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and the Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. A Democrat, he served as president from 1977 to 1981. Following their time in the White House, Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, returned to Plains, where they have participated in the annual Plains Peanut Festival.