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Open since 1952, Callaway Resort & Gardens is nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founders Cason and Virginia Callaway longed for a place where man and nature could abide together for the good of both. More than six decades later, their retreat continues to offer solace, inspiration, and discovery for all who visit.

Each Callaway family member had an interesting role in either the creation of Callaway Resort & Gardens or the fulfillment of Cason and Virginia’s mission. Explore below to see how the story came together.

Cason J. Callaway Cason J. Callaway

Cason J. Callaway

In addition to founding Callaway Resort & Gardens with his wife, Virginia Hand Callaway, Cason J. Callaway made a significant impact in textiles and agriculture, and as a civic leader.

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Virginia Hand Callaway Virginia Hand Callaway

Virginia Hand Callaway

Co-founder Virginia Hand Callaway held a lifelong fascination with horticulture. Her passionate vision endures today in the year-round beauty of the Gardens.

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Fuller Callaway Fuller Callaway

Fuller E. Callaway

Cason Callaway's father, Fuller Earle Callaway, built a fortune in the textiles industry on hard work, integrity, intelligence and wit.

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Ida Cason Callaway Ida Cason Callaway

Ida Cason Callaway

Ida Jane Cason married the ambitious merchant Fuller Callaway at age 19 and established a satisfying life as a homemaker, wife, and mother.

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Brothers Azalea Bowl waterfall Brothers Azalea Bowl waterfall

The Callaway Brothers

Half-brothers Fuller Earle Callaway Sr., and Ely Reeves Callaway Sr., were sons of the Reverend Abner Reeves Callaway, a Baptist minister, teacher and farmer. The Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl was funded by Ely Callaway’s son, Ely Jr.

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Blue Springs Farm Blue Springs Farm

Blue Springs Farm

The surroundings of Cason and Virginia Callaway's Harris County home, Blue Springs, inspired them to create Callaway Resort & Gardens so the public could enjoy the beauty of this wonderful place as well.

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