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Our Genealogy Helper for Evanston ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Evanston (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Evanston. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Evanston is located in Uinta County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Wyoming's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Uinta County: Rich (UT), Summit (UT), Lincoln & Sweetwater.

Below are the counties that are near Evanston. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Evanston:

  • Uinta County     (The home county of Evanston)
    • Almy [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
      • Almy [Uinta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
    • Bear River [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
      • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Piedmont [Uinta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Uinta County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Evanston
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Evanston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Carter [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Uinta County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Evanston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<3>
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
  • Cache County (UT)
    • Monte Christo [Cache County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Christo
      • Monte Christo [Cache County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Evanston
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Monte Christo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Morgan County (UT)
    • Morgan [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Morgan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan<3>
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>
    • Argyle [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Rich County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>
  • Summit County (UT)
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
      • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
    • Grass Creek [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Creek
      • Grass Creek [Summit County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mill City [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill City
      • Mill City [Summit County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Evanston
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mill City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Black's Fork [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black's Fork
      • Black's Fork [Summit County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Evanston
      • Black's Fork has also been known as:
      • Blacks Fork Commissary
    • Echo [Summit County]
    • Henefer [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henefer
      • Henefer [Summit County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henefer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henefer<3>
    • Coalville [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Summit County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalville<3>
    • Wanship [Summit County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Evanston, see our County-by-County Page for Evanston.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Evanston ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Evanston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Evanston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Evanston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Evanston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Evanston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Evanston:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Evanston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Evanston.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Evanston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Evanston had a population of 1,995 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Evanston had a population of 11,570 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Evanston, with the one closest to Evanston listed first.

  • Evanston [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Uinta County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Evanston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,995 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Evanston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<3>
  • Almy [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
    • Almy [Uinta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
  • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
    • While Wahsatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wahsatch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hilliard [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliard
    • Hilliard [Uinta County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Evanston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hilliard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliard
  • Aspen [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Uinta County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Evanston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aspen had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
  • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
    • While Castle Rock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Rock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Evanston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridger had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodruff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Evanston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emory had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Evanston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Evanston. See our List of 1890's Communities around Evanston.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Evanston ...

While our initial data about Evanston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Evanston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Evanston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Evanston:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map from 1900, unknown title/publisher

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Evanston in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Evanston for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Evanston. See our Misc Page for Evanston for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Evanston:

The following mentioned Evanston as a scheduled stop:

City of Los Angeles: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Los Angeles (train schedule from 1938, 1956). The City of Los Angeles travelled between Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA)

City of San Francisco: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of San Francisco (train schedule from 1938, 1957, 1969). The City of San Francisco travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)

City of Saint Louis: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Saint Louis (schedule from 1957, 1967). The City of Saint Louis travelled between Saint Louis (MO) and Los Angeles (CA)

Gold Coast Limited: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Gold Coast Limited (schedule from 1951). The Gold Coast Limited travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Evanston: www.evanstonwy.org/

The official website for Uinta County: www.uintacounty.com/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Evanston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EvanstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evanston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2677, Longitude: -110.9642    
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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