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Evanton

(Baile Eoghain)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Evanton, a village in Kiltearn parish, Ross-shire, ¾mile from the Cromarty Firth, and 3 furlongs SW of Novar station, this being 6¼ miles NE of Dingwall. Founded about 1810 on a waste piece of land, it presents a neat and regular appearance, better than that of most other villages in the North; and it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, an inn, and fairs on the first Tuesday of June and December. Pop. (1860) 584, (1871) 526, (1881) 436.—Ord. Sur., sh. 93, 1881.

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