Evant was originally established as a settlement called “Langford Cove” in 1855 after its founder, Asa Langford, who established the town’s first general store, sawmill, and blacksmith shop and acted as the postmaster. The name changed to Evant after Evant Brooks, a wealthy Alabama man, purchased a large amount of acreage, which he then donated a large portion of back to the town in order for it to grow. Thanks to this gesture, the town grew as it sold off acres and eventually expanded to include three more general stores, a gristmill, a cotton gin, and even a hotel. According to the 2020 census, Evant has a population of 412 residents.
If you happen to be passing through or visiting Evant, you have to check out Main Street Diner! From Tex-Mex to Italian to down home southern country cooking, they serve delectable dishes for every palate all day from breakfast to dinner. The Elk Stop also serves up meal favorites like hamburger combos, fried snacks and sides, hot and cold sandwiches, chicken and steak, Mexican food, and more.
Stop by The Parrot for gifts, accessories, decorative items, rustic furniture, yard ornaments, Texan and religious essentials, and handmade goods to memorialize your stay in Evant, all at a great price!
Buena Vista Wildlife Safari & RV Park has everything you could want from a relaxing vacation! You can either book a spot for your RV or rent a cabin during your stay, and spend your time hanging out at the event center, participating in group activities, or enjoying our safari complete with animals from India, Africa, Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, the Greek Islands, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.
Arts & Entertainment
If you’re planning your trip to Evant in September, check out the Evant Fall Chill Car Show! It’s fun for the whole family, with water slides, door prizes, live music and dancing, concessions, bounce houses, and of course, awesome cars.