Historic and interpretive signage at Evans
Evans was named for John Evans, the second Territorial Governor of Colorado. Originally, the town was built around a siding of the Denver Pacific Railroad where the daily train between Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming stopped for water. The town was the seat of county government twice before Greeley finally took that honor. The story is the second time around, night riders from Greeley stole the courthouse records and then burned the courthouse down.
Like many other towns along the South Platte River in northern Colorado, Evans has a rapidly growing Hispanic population. That growth also brings new commercial development as the city expands to the south and west.
Evans City Park
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