Located in northern NY The village of Evans Mills was founded around 1802, but the mills were not erected until 1806. In the middle of the 19th Century, the community was briefly called "Evansville." Evans Mills became an incorporated village in 1874. Its population was then about 500. Nearby Fort Drum contributes a great deal to the local economy and the village boasts a healthy real estate market. The Thousand Island Region of New York State is minutes away and we are but a short drive to the Adirondack Park. The nearest city is Watertown (10 miles) with a growing population and booming retail market.