In the 1990s, local attorney David Nutt secured the land now home to Reunion Golf and Country Club for the purposes of personal respite and recreation.
It was this same property that drew the Johnston family from North Carolina in the late 1850s. With connections to the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell in the Peerage of Scotland, the Johnstons had arrived to fulfill their vision for the Annandale Plantation - a truly spectacular assemblage that comprised the land that is now known as Reunion, Annandale, Ingleside and beyond. After the plantation burned to the ground in the 1920s, the Johnstons remained connected to the land, using the plantation’s old fireplace bricks to construct the white columned home that still stands today. A friendly spirit known as The Bride of Annandale is fabled to be the ghost of Helen Johnston roaming the grounds once owned by her family to weep eternally over her fiance’s grave, mourning a wedding day that never came.
Inspired by the culture of stewardship set into motion by the Johnstons, the Nutt family entered the 21st century with their own vision: To develop a residential club community like no other. H.C. Bailey and Company was hired to draft the dream and by 2003, home site sales were underway, North Lake and South Lake had been created, and the original country club had sprung to life. In the years since, their vision has become a reality and today Reunion teems with life.