Introduction to Goshen, Indiana
Goshen was first discovered by Sieur de La Salle sometime in 1680. After Sieur de La Salle made peace with the local Miami Indians, Goshen began to be settled in by the French. It was officially named Goshen in 1831, and at the same time it was declared a county seat for Elkhart County. One of the most famous and respected directors of Hollywood, Howard Hawks, was born in Goshen.
Goshen and nearby Attractions
- National New York Central Railroad Museum
- Black Squirrel Golf Club
- Maplecrest Country Club
- Goshen Dam Pond
- Shanklin Park
- Abshire Park
Things To Do In Goshen
There are four parks in Goshen with greenways and trails that wind through the city. The Elkhart County Fairgrounds is the venue of the Elkhart County Fair, which is held in late July every year. It is the biggest county fair in Indiana and is reported to have the second largest attendance in the country. Another interesting local event is the Goshen Air Show, which is held annually at the Goshen Municipal Airport.
Air transportation is available at South Bend Regional Airport.
Goshen Higher Education
Goshen College is the local institution. Others nearby include the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University-South Bend.