Old Bank Building

Old Bank Building (HM1DXJ)

Location: Plains, GA 31780 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 2.007', W 84° 23.587'

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Plains Bank was organized in 1901 by R. S. Oliver, who served as president. W. L. Thomas, vice president, and C. C. Lunsford as cashier. The Plains Bank belonged to a chain of eighty three banks operated by Banker's Trust Company of Atlanta. The bank closed in the summer of 1926.

After the bank closed, the building remained empty for several years. Jimmy Carter and his cousin, Hugh Carter, as young boys, sold hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream here on Saturdays. Later, in the 1930's, the Post Office was located here and served in this capacity until 1963. About this time, Hugh Carter began to use the building as the office for his worm farm.

After Hugh's death in 1999 it closed and remained unused until 2002. The Better Hometown Program of Plains acquired the building and renovated it, naming it "The Old Bank Cafe."
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746182 N 3547115
Decimal Degrees32.03345000, -84.39311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.007', W 84° 23.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 0.42" N, 84° 23' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-16 W Main St, Plains GA 31780, US
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