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GOSHEN, TEXAS (Henderson County). Goshen was on Trim Creek eight miles northeast of Eustace in northwestern Henderson County. A post office opened there in 1871, and by 1885 the settlement had a population of 150 and two churches, a district school, three general stores, four steam gristmills and cotton gins, a hotel, and a saloon. During the early 1890s, however, the town began to decline, and by 1896 the reported population was only twenty-four. The post office closed in 1905, and by the mid-1930s only a church, a school, and a few houses remained at the site. After World War II most of the remaining residents left the area, and by the early 1990s Goshen was abandoned.

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "GOSHEN, TX (HENDERSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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