About Callaway

Situated in the heart of the scenic seven valleys region of central Nebraska, Callaway has a rich past and a promising future. Friendly people and a small town hospitality make Callaway the cozy community that it is.

Callaway boasts many positive aspects for a small town from it's K-12 public school, District Hospital and Medical Clinic, two full-service restaurants, banks, grocery store and other retail and service businesses.

Callaway is located 65 miles northwest of Kearney on Highway 40, or 65 miles northeast of North Platte taking Highways 83 and 40, or just 40 miles north of Cozad. 

What are the Seven Valleys?

Callaway’s motto is the "Heart of the Seven Valleys". "Seven Valleys" refers to the Seven Valleys that surround Callaway: James, Turner, Brown, Rye, Sand, (South) Loup, and Wood Valley.

There is handy poem that was written to assist with learning and remembering the Seven Valleys: James Turner Brown planted Rye in the Sandbar between the South Loup and Wood Rivers.

Approximate Locations:

  • James – south on the Cozad Road, between James Valley and Redfern Table
  • Turner – straight north of Callaway
  • Brown – south on Cozad Road between Sand (on highway 40 west of Callaway) and James Valley
  • Rye – west of Sand Valley before the curve of Highway 40 (Ridder Ranch)
  • Sand – west of Callaway about 3 – 5 miles
  • (South) Loup (River) – east of town on Ryno Road
  • Wood River – between Callaway and Oconto (Highway 40 follows the valley)