Clifford Holensworth

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Plains, Georgia

Located in Southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias, and gnats is Plains, Georgia, U. S. A.  With a population of 683, Plains is situated in one of the state’s most lucrative farming regions.  At first glance, one would think it was Dodge City of a century ago.  But one is convinced it is not upon hearing that soft Southern drawl lilting in the air.  It used to be called “The Plains of Dura”, the name coming from the Bible.  The book of Daniel states that Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image upon the “Plain of Dura”.  In any event, the town is situated on a broad plain and one occasionally still hears an old timer refer to the hamlet as “The Plains”.