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Goshen Town Hall and Civil War Monument
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About Goshen, Vermont

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Addison County
Chartered: February 2, 1792 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 13,269 Acres = 20.73 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 226* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 51' W 73°01'
Altitude: 1,136 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 164 [ Population Rank: 235* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 7.9 [ Density Rank: 227* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Goshen's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Probably was named for Goshen in Litchfield County, Connecticut, from which many of the grantees came. It generally is considered that Goshen in Connecticut was named for the land in Egypt which had been given to Jacob and his family, and where the Israelites had lived until the Exodus. In Vermont, as in Connecticut, place names like Bethel, Canaan and Goshen were chosen because they carried connotations of rich, fertile lands, and because it was hoped they would attract settlers, rather than for any higher Biblical connotations.

Not to be confused with a village of the same name in the town of Newbury.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission


Goings-on in and near Goshen
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk:  Rosemary McKinnon 50 Carlisle Hill Rd Goshen, VT 05733
 T 9-1

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Salisbury Ripton Hancock
Brandon Chittenden


Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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