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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Goshen to:

  • Visalia [Map], which is the Seat of Tulare County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Goshen to Sacramento, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,447 miles [11,984.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,216 miles [13,222.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Goshen ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Goshen.

While the name Goshen is unique within California, we know of another 46 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Goshen, Calhoun County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the East

Pike County

Our profile page for Goshen, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the East

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Goshen, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km] to the East

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Goshen, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,474 miles [3,981.5 km] to the East 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 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Goshen, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Northeast

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Goshen, Elkhart County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Goshen, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the East Northeast

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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 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the East Northeast

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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 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Goshen, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,491 miles [4,008.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Goshen, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the East

Leake County

Our profile page for Goshen, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the East

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Missouri

Mercer County

Our profile page for Goshen, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the East Northeast

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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 2,517 miles [4,050.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Goshen, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Goshen, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,421 miles [3,896.2 km] to the East 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 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the East Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Goshen, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Goshen   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Goshen, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,212 miles [3,559.9 km] to the East Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,340 miles [3,765.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Goshen, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,229 miles [3,587.2 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Goshen, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km] to the East

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Goshen, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the East

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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 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East

Walker County

Our profile page for Goshen, Walker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the East

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Goshen, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Goshen, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,471 miles [3,976.7 km] to the East Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Goshen, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,513 miles [4,044.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Goshen, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Goshen, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Goshen, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the East 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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Goshen ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Elba   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Goshen   [Map]
Farmersville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Giant Oak (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Home Garden   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
London   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Shell   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sultana   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Buttes   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wimp   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Goshen. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Barbara Baxley     (Barbara Angie Rose Baxley)
  Actress. She was born in Porterville (California) on Monday January 1, 1923 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday June 7, 1990 at an age of 67. She was buried at Umpawaug Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Porterville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Goshen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Baxley<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Goshen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tulare County: www.co.tulare.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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 for our own planning, 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: 36.3490, Longitude: -119.4195     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 337.523 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.343 degrees.

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<7>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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<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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Goshen could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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