Goshen in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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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 by the Town of Goshen
The Goshen American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1975 by The Goshen American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
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. Located next to Goshen Town Hall in front of Goshen Center School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 North Street, Goshen CT 06756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Brown Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); North Goshen M.E. Church Doorstep (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
Also see . . .
1. Goshen Historical Society. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Goshen, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.