was the first town in Weld County.
town of Evans was filed with the clerk of Weld County on November
22, 1869. It was known as "Queen City of the Platte". This was almost a full year before Nathan Meeker came
out with the new settlers to establish the town of Greeley.
started as a railroad town.
When John Evans found out that Denver was not
going to be included in the Transcontinental Railroad (railroad being built to go across the USA.), he began
to build the Denver Pacific Railroad. The Denver Pacific
Railroad joined the Transcontinental Railroad in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Evans was named for John Evans.
It was named for Governor John Evans, who was the second territoral governor of Colorado. The original name of the town was Stage.
Evans was home to some interesting people.
One person was Elbridge Gerry who led an exciting life as a trapper and trader before coming to live in Evans.
Gerry was married to Native American wives and one of them had heard that the Natives were planning on fighting several settlements.
Gerry mounted his horse and rode quickly to Denver to tell Governor Evans the news. The settlements were told about the plans and were saved.
Because of this ride, he became known as The Paul Revere of Colorado.
Later he moved to Evans and built the Gerry House which still stands today.
Evans is the largest suburb of Greeley.
Garden Cityis another suburbsof Greeley. It is smaller than Evans.
Facts about Evans.
Population is 8,320
is 4651 feet
are many things to do in Evans.
There are parks that invite people to play games,
swim, bike, hike and fish. Evans also has a museum that shares its
history. It is closed now because of the economy.