NAME: Goshen
COUNTY: Henderson
CLIMATE: Hot Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
COMMENTS: 8 miles ne of Eustace, texas. Take fm 316 to cr 2938, turn left and go approximately 1 to 2 miles.
REMAINS: Cemetery
Goshen was eight miles northeast of Eustace in Henderson County. A post office opened in 1871, and by 1885 the settlement had a population of 150 with two churches, a district school, three general stores, four gristmills,a couple of cotton gins, a hotel, and a saloon. During the early 1890s, the town began to decline, and by 1896 the 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. The only thing left of the town of Goshen is the cemetery. The cemetery was established when a cowboy from a nearby ranch died. He is buried at the cemetery, enclosed by a wall of rocks. As he was a drifter..no one knew his name. Submitted by: Holli Boone Kees
Marker at Goshen, TX  Cemetery is in the background. 6/6/09
Courtesy Trinay Haynes