Evans (HM28ZN)

Location: Evans, CO 80620 Weld County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 22.326', W 104° 41.724'

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Construction of the Denver Pacific Railroad, linking Denver and Cheyenne, stopped here for the winter of 1869, and a town was begun. It was named Evans in honor of the second territorial governor, John Evans, builder of the Denver Pacific. According to tradition, the first church services were held in railroad passenger coaches. The townsite was part of a 900,000 acre land grant the railroad received from the federal government to help finance construction by selling land to settlers. The St. Louis Colony, a cooperative agricultural community, brought enough settlers to Evans to create a "boom town", which was the Weld County seat until it lost the honor in the seventies. A stage line ran between Evans and Denver until the completion of the railroad in 1870.
HM NumberHM28ZN
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe students of Evans Junior-Senior High School and by the State Historical Society of Colorado from Mrs. J. N. Hall Endowment
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Date Added Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 525858 N 4469102
Decimal Degrees40.37210000, -104.69540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 22.326', W 104° 41.724'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 22' 19.56" N, 104° 41' 43.44" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-85, Evans CO 80620, US
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