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The town of Goshen is located in Rockbridge County<1>.

The pronunciation of Goshen: GOH-shen<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Goshen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1904.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Goshen has a population of 373 people<3> (see below for details).

Goshen is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Goshen: (540)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Goshen had an population of 373 people. This is an increase of 3.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Goshen had a population of 361 people. This makes Goshen the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 361 people, the population of Goshen decreased 11.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 406 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, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (5), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Utah, Vermont (2), 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.

  • Lexington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Buena Vista
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista is located in Buena Vista City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <5>
  • Craigsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Millboro
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Yost
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost is located in Bath County
  • Brownsburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Marble Valley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble Valley
    • Marble Valley is located in Augusta County
  • Newport
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Augusta County
  • Fort Lewis ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
    • Fort Lewis is located in Bath County
  • Bath Alum
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath Alum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath Alum
    • Bath Alum is located in Bath County

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. 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 book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Goshen in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Goshen post office opened in 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Goshen.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Rockbridge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Goshen. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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