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Welcome to Goshen ...

The village of Goshen is located in Orange County<1> and is the County Seat for Orange County.


The location of Goshen has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Goshen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1792.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Goshen has a population of 5,372 people<3> (see below for details).

Goshen is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Goshen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Goshen is located in the (845) area code.

Websites for Goshen ...

Official Website:   www.townofgoshen.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.orangeny.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Goshen had an population of 5,372 people. This is a decrease of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Goshen had a population of 5,454 people. This makes Goshen the county's 27th most populous community.

The population of Goshen represents 0.03% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 440th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,454 people, the population of Goshen decreased 3.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,676 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Goshen.

Communities Also Named Goshen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 51 communities that are also named Goshen - they are located in Alabama (2), 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, 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.

Communities near Goshen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Goshen.

  • Palm Tree
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Tree
    • Palm Tree is located in Orange County
  • Kiryas Joel
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiryas Joel
    • Kiryas Joel is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,953 people
  • Newburgh
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Beacon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beacon
    • Beacon is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beacon <5>
  • Woodbury
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
    • Woodbury is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,058 people
  • Monroe
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,558 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe <5>
  • Port Jervis
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Warwick
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Walden
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walden
    • Walden is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walden <5>
  • Washingtonville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Goshen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Goshen.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Goshen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Goshen. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Goshen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goshen ...

Looking for more information about Goshen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Goshen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Goshen.

Adding Goshen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Goshen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Goshen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Goshen post office opened in 1792.

We also found Goshen in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Goshen.

The official website for Goshen: www.townofgoshen.org/

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Orange, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goshen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Goshen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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