Evinston Wood & Swink Post Office (since 1882) along the Old Florida Heritage Highway is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are nine more structures in Evinston identified as potentially eligible for a local register and contributing to a historic district in the "Historic Structures Survey of Unincorporated Alachua County, June 2000." The home of JT Glisson, author of "The Creek" and friend of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, is in Evinston.
The town of Evinston got its start in 1882 when Captain William Drayton Evins granted a right-of-way for the narrow gauge Florida Southern railroad through his property that was originally part of the Arredondo Grant (1817). Citrus production was the most important industry until the devastating freezes of 1894-95 and 1899. The railroad depot and black-smith shops that were once a part of the landscape are gone; but descendants of the original settlers continue to live in Evinston and preserve what remains of the town's historical past. Local seasonal produce from Freddie Wood's garden is available for sale at the Post Office and Country Store. This includes potatoes, sweet corn, collards, kale, lettuce, onions, broccoli, peas, cabbage, rutabagas, beans and okra. The annual migration of Sandhill Cranes to the area attracts visitors from around the world.