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Evan in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Evan

 
 
Evan Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Evan Marker
Inscription. On May 24, 1887 Nels Hanson platted the small railroad station point in section 8 of Prairieville township as "Hanson Station". A post office had been established in 1886 named Evan by the first postmaster, Martin Norseth, in honor of Hanson's wife Eva.

The first store was opened in "Evan" by Martin Norseth in 1885. Peter Hansen of Sleepy Eye erected a grain elevator the same year. A creamery association was formed in 1895 and a large creamery plant was constructed.

On March 22, 1904 the village was incorporated under the name of Evan. The first officers elected were: H.P. Tharkeldsen, president; Jens Mikaelsen, Lars Lamp and H.L. Hansen, councilmen; J.C. Forster, treasurer and Jens D. Hansen, recorder. The village was to include 640 acres and had a population of 142.

At the time of incorporation businesses in Evan included a bank, two general stores, a hardware store, lumberyard, blacksmith shop, stock dealer, garage, implement dealer, three elevators, a restaurant and the Light and Power Co. It also had a library and two churches.

Erected by the Brown County Historical Society – August, 1987

 
Erected 1987 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 
Evan Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Evan Marker
two-sided marker with duplicate text
21.203′ N, 94° 50.457′ W. Marker is in Evan, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on Knudsen Street (County Road 31) south of Hanson Street (County Road 7), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the Evan Village Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Morgan MN 56266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cobden (approx. 4.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Golden Gate (approx. 6.4 miles away); Golden Gate Mill Stones (approx. 6.4 miles away); Chief Sleepy Eyes (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Dakota Reservation and the Leavenworth Road (approx. 7.5 miles away); A Second Wave of Attacks (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Evan, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 29, 2013.) 

2. Evan Street Map. (Submitted on October 29, 2013.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Evan Village Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Evan Village Hall and Marker
 
 
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