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Evinston Community Store and Post Office, a/k/a the Wood &
Location of Evinston, Florida
Evinston is an unincorporated community in Alachua County and Marion County, Florida, United States.
The Alachua County portion of Evinston is part of the Gainesville Metropolitan
Statistical Area, while the Marion County portion is part of
the Ocala Metropolitan
Evinston is located at 29°29′12″N 82°13′53″W / 29.48667°N
82.23139°WCoordinates: 29°29′12″N 82°13′53″W / 29.48667°N
US Highway 441 connects the community to Gainesville, a few miles to the
north. Evinston also is on County Road 225.
The community is on the west shore of Orange
Evinston was part of the Arredondo Grant of 1817. In 1884, the
station at this location of the Florida Southern Railroad was named
"Evinston" and a general store/post office was built.
Until the 1890s, orange growing was important, but a
freeze in 1895 ended this pursuit.
The community contains a site on the U.S. National Register of
Historic Places, the Evinston Community
Store and Post Office.