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Harris County Historical Markers

Callaway Gardens (Side 1)


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Callaway Gardens (Side 1)
  • Location: Callaway Gardens Information Center, US 27

CALLAWAY GARDENS

Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason Callaway, Sr. and his wife Virginia Callaway, for the purpose of preserving the native flora of the southern United States in a natural setting for the public to enjoy. At one time, this area was marginal farm land, depleted of its natural beauty and vegetation by overuse. The Callaways rebuilt this land into 2,500 acres of trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND THE IDA CASON CALLAWAY FOUNDATION 1980