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Goshen, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Welcome to Goshen ...

So far, we have found very little information about Goshen. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Goshen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Goshen, please Contact Us.

Goshen would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Goshen is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Goshen was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Goshen (for example, toward Cedartown (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Goshen would have been located in the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Goshen ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Goshen and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,802   N   18 miles [29 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,570   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   204   S   18 miles [29 km]
Fruithurst   [Map]   282   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   W   18 miles [29 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Goshen.

Communities Also Named Goshen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Goshen: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Pike County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 51 communities that are also named Goshen - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (5), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Utah, Vermont (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Goshen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Goshen. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Goshen. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Goshen.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Goshen:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Goshen no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Goshen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Goshen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Goshen.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Goshen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goshen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goshen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goshen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goshen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9590, Longitude: -85.6166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goshen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goshen.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goshen.


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