Place:Goshen (town), Orange, New York, United States

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NameGoshen (town)
Alt namesGoshen
TypeTown
Coordinates41.4°N 74.317°W
Located inOrange, New York, United States
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Goshen is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 13,687 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the Land of Goshen.

The Town of Goshen contains a village also called Goshen, the county seat of Orange County. The town is centrally located in the county.

History

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Settlement began around 1714, even though plans for its settlement were made around 1654. The town was established in 1789. In 1830, part of Goshen was used to form the new Town of Hamptonburgh, and, in 1845, another part was used to form the Town of Chester.


The region was important in the development of harness racing.

It is the birthplace of the current Army Chief of Staff, and next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.

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  • Outstanding guide to Goshen family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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