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Goshen, Connecticut, USA - Congregational Church, Goshen, Conn.

Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

In the early 19th century, Goshen was famous for its "Pineapple Cheese," which was the shape and color of its namesake. Kraft Cheese Co. bought the cheese’s patent in 1918.

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Congregational Church, Goshen, Conn.
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Main Street - Looking North (1910)
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Main Street - Looking North (1910)
Goshen Center (1911)
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View of Hart Hollow
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Residential street view, Goshen, Conn.
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Residential street view, Goshen, Conn.
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Aylward, Goshen, Conn.
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Main House and Annex, Lakeside Farm
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Part of Our Dairy, Lakeside Farm
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Eagle Hall Academy
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Colonial Heights
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Wamogo Regional High School
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1804 - October 10 - A famous snow hurricane occurred.
The unusual coastal storm caused northerly gales from Maine to New Jersey. Heavy snow fell across New England, with three feet reported at the crest of the Green Mountains. A foot of snow was reported in the Berkshires of southern New England, at Goshen CT.
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1819 - Goshen
Goshen is an elevated post township, situated 32 miles west from Hartford, and 42 from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Norfolk, on the east by Winchester and Torrington, on the south by Litchfield and Warren, and on the west by Cornwall. Its average length is about 9 miles from north to south, and its average breadth 4 and a half miles, comprising about 40 square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1836 - Goshen
The township of Goshen was sold at New Haven, in December, 1737, and its settlement commenced in one or two years afterwards. The first inhabitants were principally from New Haven, Wallingford, and Farmington. It is stated that the houses of Gideon Thompson and John Beach, who were among the first settlers, were ? in, for a defense against the Indians. Mr. Beach's house was situated on East Street, about 2 ½ miles from the present South Congregational church; the house of Mr. Thompson, stood on West street, near a mile to the southwest. Goshen was incorporated as a town in 1749. It is bounded N. by Norfolk, E. by Torrington and Winchester, w. by Cornwall, and s. by Litchfield it is 9 miles in length and 4 ½ in breadth. The central part is 6 miles from Litchfield, 32 west from Hartford and 42 from New Haven. It is the most elevated township in the state, but not generally mountainous; the surface being undulating, affording an interesting diversity of hills and vales. The soil is a... Read MORE...

1839 - Goshen
Goshen, Connecticut
Litchfield county. First settled, 1738. Incorporated, 1749. Population, 1830, 1,734. Goshen lies 6 miles N. from Litchfield, 42 N.N.W. from New Haven, and 32 W. from Hartford. Great attention is paid in this town to the education of youth. Ivy mountain in Goshen is considered the most elevated point of land in the state; its summit presents an extensive and delightful prospect. "Goshen is the most elevated township in the state, but not generally mountainous; the surface being undulating, affording an interesting diversity of hills and vales. The soil is a gravelly loam, deep, strong and fertile, admirably adapted for grazing. This is one of the best towns for the dairy business in the state. Large quantities of cheese are annually made, the fame of which is widely and justly celebrated, and the inhabitants are generally in prosperous circumstances. In neatness, in and about their dwellings, and in the appearance of general comfort and prosperity, they are not... Read MORE...

1859
GOSHEN, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 6 m. N of Litchfield. Pop. 1,529. It is famous for the production of excellent cheese.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1887 - Connecticut Economy
A rich, and therefore economical, farmer in Goshen, Conn., who has a cow that does not give milk this summer, has adopted a plan whereby the dry cow is made to suffer for her dryness, and in a manner earn her own living. He has attached to her head a contrivance which makes it impossible for her to get her head within six or eight inches of the ground. Therefore she has to eat thistles, weeds and all swamp grass thereby saving the white honeysuckle and low sweet grass for his cows that give milk.
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Salt Lake Tribune
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September 08, 1887
1895 - Goshen
Goshen, a post-village of Litchfield co., Conn., in Goshen township, about 33 miles W.N.W. of Hartford. It has an academy. It is surrounded by good dairy-farms. The township has 3 churches, and manufactures of cotton, yarn, butter, and cheese. Pop. of the township, 1223.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1907 - Mrs. Mary A. Hunt of Beloit, Wis. who recently reached the age of 105 years, was born at Goshen, Conn., and remembers well the War of 1812.
She has been a widow for fifty-four years, and her son, Daniel H. Hunt of Chicago, seventy-five years old, visits his mother yearly on the Fourth of July and the anniversary of her birth.
Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts
February 6, 1907
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Goshen:
Mohawk State Forest: This 3,703-acre forest offers numerous hiking trails, including the Mohawk Trail and the Mattatuck Trail, which provide stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It's a great place for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife watching.

Skiing at Mohawk Mountain: In the winter, Mohawk Mountain is the place to be for skiing and snowboarding. It's one of the oldest ski areas in Connecticut and offers a variety of slopes for all skill levels.

Action Wildlife Foundation: Located in Goshen, this wildlife park is home to over 350 exotic animals from around the world. It's a fun and educational experience for families and animal lovers.

Tyler Lake: This beautiful lake is perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. There's a public beach where you can relax, and you can also rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the lake.

Goshen Fair: If you happen to visit during Labor Day weekend, don't miss the Goshen Fair, one of Connecticut's oldest agricultural fairs. It... Read MORE...

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