Historic Markers Across Georgia



Callaway Gardens (Side 1)



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Callaway Gardens Information Center, US 27
County: Harris
Coordinates: N 32° 49.571    W 084° 50.63
  32.82618333    -84.84383333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM31DF
Callaway Gardens (Side 1) Marker
Photo by NevaP



Text:

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 Sates 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.




Callaway Gardens (Side 1)
Photo by NevaP



 

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