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Goshen, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Goshen.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Goshen to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Goshen to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Goshen once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Goshen to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Goshen to Anniston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,188 miles [11,568 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,065 miles [8,151.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Goshen ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Goshen.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Goshen. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 45 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMissouriOregonWest Virginia
 IndianaNew BrunswickPennsylvaniaWyoming
 IowaNew HampshireSouth Carolina 
 KansasNew JerseyTennessee 

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Goshen, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Goshen, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Goshen, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Northeast

New London County

Our profile page for Goshen, New London County
This community is historic.
Although located in New London County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Goshen, Brevard County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Brevard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Goshen, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Goshen, Elkhart County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North

Scott County

Our profile page for Goshen, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North

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Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Goshen, Ringgold County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ringgold County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Goshen, Clay County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Graham County

Our profile page for Goshen, Graham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Graham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Oldham County

Our profile page for Goshen, Oldham County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Richland Parish

Our profile page for Goshen, Richland Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Richland Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Goshen, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Goshen, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Goshen, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Southwest

Leake County

Our profile page for Goshen, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Mercer County

Our profile page for Goshen, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Goshen
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Goshen, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Goshen, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Goshen, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Goshen, Sampson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sampson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Goshen, Wilkes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wilkes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Goshen
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Goshen, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Goshen, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Goshen   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Goshen, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Goshen, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Goshen, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Northeast

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Henderson County

Our profile page for Goshen, Henderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Parker County

Our profile page for Goshen, Parker County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the West

Walker County

Our profile page for Goshen, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Goshen, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Goshen, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Goshen, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Goshen, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Goshen, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Goshen, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Goshen, Laramie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Goshen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<3>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<4>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Goshen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.991 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.557 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.724 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Goshen.



 
 
 

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