We welcome you to our Museum and to Historic Goshen Township, founded 1816, Clermont County, Ohio. The following pages will introduce you to our history, our museum at "The Anchorage", volunteer opportunities and other local historic sites. With a little luck you might even meet some of the famous ghosts from our old cemetery. Again, welcome and enjoy your visit.
Goshen's name originated with some of the community's first settlers, who arrived in Ohio from Goshen, N.Y. Goshen was officially established in March of 1819, and formed from Miami Township. The first permanent settler was Jacob Myers.
By the mid 1800's Goshen boasted several saw and grist mills, blacksmiths, a tannery, hotel, pottery shop, churches, various shops, post office, schools, funeral home, hat factory, cabinet maker, brick yard, and more than one distillery, but the area around the village remained largely agricultural. The Cincinnati & Marietta Railroad passed through town with a station at Hills (Hills Station) and the Columbus & Wooster Turnpike (later renamed State Route 28) was the main thoroughfare.
For more information on Goshen history contact The Goshen Township Historical Society.