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Welcome to Evanston ...

So far, we found very little information about Evanston. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Evanston to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Evanston, please Contact Us.

Evanston would have been located within present day Warren County<2>.

The location of Evanston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Evanston referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Evanstonian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Evanston is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Evanston was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Evanston (for example, toward Spring City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The location where Evanston once stood is in the (931) area code.

Communities Also Named Evanston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Tennessee communities named Evanston: This one is located in Warren County and the other is located in Hancock County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 15 communities that are also named Evanston - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Evanston.

Communities near Evanston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Evanston.

  • Smyrna
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    • Smyrna lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Evanston.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 45,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McMinnville
  • Temperance Hall
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    • Temperance Hall lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Evanston.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,791 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperance Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance Hall
  • Smithville
  • Woodbury
  • Alexandria
  • Morrison
  • Hollow Springs
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    • Hollow Springs lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Evanston.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 706 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dowelltown
  • Liberty
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    • Liberty lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Evanston.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Evanston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Evanston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Evanston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Evanston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Evanston. See our Newspapers Page for Evanston.

Adding Evanston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Evanston in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Evanston was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Evanston.

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Evanston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Warren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Evanston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Evanston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Evanston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Evanston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evanston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8181, Longitude: -85.8736       In this case, the coordinates for Evanston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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