Waynesville in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Evans House
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.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Village of Waynesville Historic Preservation Board, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-83.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 31.931′ N, 84° 5.079′ W. Marker is in Waynesville, Ohio Touch for map. Marker is on Main Street between Chapman and Mill Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 North Main Street, Waynesville OH 45068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friends Burial Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harveysburg / The Harveysburg School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Justice John McLean (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Bullskin Trace (approx. 5 miles away); Historic Little Miami River (approx. 6.4 miles away); George Barrett Cement House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sugar Creek Friends Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Centerville Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesville.
Also see . . .
1. John Evans. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Evans and the Founding of Northwestern University. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Evanston, Illinois. (Submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.