John Evans House

John Evans House (HMHKY)

Location: Waynesville, OH 45068 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 31.931', W 84° 5.079'

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David and Rachel Burnet Evans built this Federal style house in 1836. Their son, Dr. John Evans (1814-1897), nationally known physician, statesman, and educator, lived here as a young man. After graduating from Lynn Medical College in Cincinnati, Dr. Evans became a prominent physician in Indiana and helped establish the Indiana Hospital for the Insane. He is recognized as one of the founders and first president of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the first governor of the Colorado Territory and is credited for developing the railroad system in Colorado. His desire to institute a system of higher education in the territory led to the founding of Colorado Seminary, later known as Denver University. Evanston, Illinois and Mt. Evans near Denver were named in his honor.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-83
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Waynesville Historic Preservation Board, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750564 N 4379895
Decimal Degrees39.53218333, -84.08465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.931', W 84° 5.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 55.86" N, 84° 5' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 N Main St, Waynesville OH 45068, US
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