Evans, New York

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Evans is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 17,594 at the 2000 census. The town derives its name from David E. Evans, an agent of the Holland Land Company and nephew of land agent Joseph Ellicott.

The Town of Evans is in the southwest corner of the county and borders Lake Erie. Evans is south of Buffalo.



The Town of Evans was established in 1821 from part of the Town of Eden. The first settler arrived around 1804, but there was no permanent settlement until 1808. David Evans was named the local agent of the Holland Land Company in 1827. He was known for his humane management of the company business in relation to the impoverished settlers.

People of note from Evans


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.8 square miles (108.4 km²), of which, 41.8 square miles (108.4 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), US 20 (Southwestern Boulevard), and NY 5 (Erie Road) pass through the town.

The north town line is defined by Eighteen Mile Creek [1] – well-known for excellent fossil formations.

Bordering areas

The Town of Brant is to the south, and the Town of Hamburg is to the north. The Town of Eden is on the east side.


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