Climate and History of Evanston

Evanston’s average annual temperature is 55.6 degrees Fahrenheit and boasts a remarkable 300 days of sunshine per year. Elevation: 6,780.

History of Evanston
By 1868, the Union Pacific Railroad had reached what was the fort camp of Evanston, Wyoming. Later that winter, the City was named after railroad surveyor James A. Evans. As the 20th Century drew closer, a train depot was built, along with a Union Pacific Railroad roundhouse and machine shop, establishing Evanston as a permanent stop along the Union Pacific line.

Many of the structures at Evanston's Historic Roundhouse & Railyards have been refurbished and are available for various events and occasions. Please visit City Hall at 1200 Main Street or call 307-783-6306 for more information or to schedule a tour of the site.