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Goshen in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Goshen

 
 
Goshen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. Goshen Marker
front
Inscription.
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Goshen
The town was settled in 1738 and incorporated in 1739. Many of the early residents came from Wallingford and Farmington. The Congregational Church was founded in 1740. An Episcopal society existed prior to 1776. During the 1800's a Methodist society flourished, with churches in North and West Goshen. The Catholic Church was established during this period. The most recent addition to Goshen is the Mormon Church.
Early Goshen was a prosperous business and farming community. Gristmills, sawmills, tanneries, and blacksmith shops grew with the town. During the Revolutionary War a factory manufactured muskets. Two of the more noted businesses were the pineapple cheese factory and the Brooks pottery shop. Clock factories and a carriage shop also existed in Goshen.
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The community was a leader in education. The first school was built in 1753 and by 1850 ten schools and districts had been formed. A seminary for young women was established in 1819. The Goshen Academy was created in 1823 for advanced study. The Academy gained prominence as a preparatory school during the 1800's.
Exhibits, collections, records, and articles made or used by the people of Goshen, and preserved by the Historical Society in the Academy building, provide knowledge of the past.
Erected
Goshen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. Goshen Marker
back
by the Town of Goshen
The Goshen American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1975
 
Erected 1975 by The Goshen American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 50.05′ N, 73° 13.65′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street (Connecticut Route 63) and Elementary Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Street. Click for map. Located next to Goshen Town Hall in front of Goshen Center School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 North Street, Goshen CT 06756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goshen Korean War and Vietnam War Monument (here, next to this marker); Goshen World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Goshen World War II Monument (a few steps from this marker); Goshen Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Goshen French and Indian War & Revolutionary War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Milton F. "Mike" Dusek Memorial
Goshen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. Goshen Marker
To the right of the marker are monuments honoring Goshen Veterans
(approx. 0.3 miles away); John Brown Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); North Goshen M.E. Church Doorstep (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Goshen, Connecticut. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Goshen Historical Society. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Goshen, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker on a Nearby Granite Bench image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
4. Marker on a Nearby Granite Bench
The Lamson-O'Donnell Post 46,
Goshen-Cornwall,
hereby donates and dedicates
this bench in memory of
Gene E. Robinson
in recognition of his dedication
to the
Goshen Community
Marker on a Nearby Granite Bench image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
5. Marker on a Nearby Granite Bench
The Lamson-O'Donnell Post 46,
Goshen-Cornwall,
hereby donates and dedicates
this bench in memory of
Harry Arsego
in recognition of his countless hours
Of volunteerism to the
Goshen Community
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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