Goshen, Oregon

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Goshen
Unincorporated community
The Goshen School
The Goshen School
Goshen is located in Oregon
Goshen
Goshen
Goshen is located in the US
Goshen
Goshen
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 43°59′44″N 123°0′37″W / 43.99556°N 123.01028°W / 43.99556; -123.01028Coordinates: 43°59′44″N 123°0′37″W / 43.99556°N 123.01028°W / 43.99556; -123.01028
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97405
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136329

Goshen is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located at the junction of Oregon Route 58, Oregon Route 99, and Interstate 5.[2]

History[edit]

In 1853, there was stagecoach stop at what is now Goshen, on the stage line that led from Oregon City to the gold country in Jacksonville.[3] The Goshen area was settled in the 1870s.[4] Goshen post office was established in September 1874, with John Handsaker as first postmaster.[5] In the Bible, Goshen was the pastoral land in lower Egypt occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus.[5] An author for the Lane County Historian wrote that Goshen was named by John Jacob Hampton,[6] although Oregon: End of the Trail says that it was named by Elijah Bristow. Bristow saw the area as a "land of promise."[7] The post office was discontinued in 1957, when it became an Independent Rural Station of Eugene.[8][9]

In 1884, Goshen was a station on the Oregon and California Railroad (later the Siskiyou Line of the Southern Pacific, and today the Central Oregon and Pacific), and the town had a store, blacksmith shop, and a school.[10][11]

In 1940 Goshen had a population of 93.[7]

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Goshen was built in 1910; as of 1990 it was a private residence.[4][12] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Andrew J. Keeney House, built circa 1870, is also in the Goshen area.[13]

Economy[edit]

Goshen is the site of a Cone Lumber Company sawmill.[14] At one time the community had a tavern, a truckstop, and a café.[3] The truckstop and café were torn down in 1999 and replaced with a Pacific Pride commercial filling station.[15]

Education[edit]

Goshen School, which had served grades K–8 as part of Springfield Public Schools, was closed in June 2011. It now houses Willamette Leadership Academy, a charter school serving students in grades 6–12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goshen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 40. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b Andrews, Jennifer (1997). 1997 "The Goshen Truckstop" Check |url= value (help). Influx. University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. pp. 524–525. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  5. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 415. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  6. ^ Fay Hampton Robertson (April 1965). "John Jacob Hampton, an Oregon Pioneer of 1845" (PDF). Lane County Historian. Lane County Pioneer-Historical Society. 10 (1): 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Oregon (1940). Oregon: End of the Trail. American Guide Series. Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort. p. 316. OCLC 4874569. 
  8. ^ Helbock, Richard W. (1998.) United States Post Offices, Volume 1 - The West, p. 95, Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications.
  9. ^ Directory of Post Offices, (1959). Washington, D.C.: USPO Department.
  10. ^ McArthur, Lewis L.; Cynthia B. Gardiner (1996). The Railroad Stations of Oregon. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 88. ISBN 0-295-98332-9. 
  11. ^ Walling, Albert G. (1884). Illustrated History of Lane County, Oregon. Portland, Oregon: A. G. Walling Publishing Company. p. 446. OCLC 16672446. 
  12. ^ "Methodist Episcopal Church of Goshen". Oregon Historic Sites Database: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Keeney, Andrew J, House". Oregon Historic Sites Database: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  14. ^ "A Profile of Rural Lands and Communities in the Southern Willamette Valley" (PDF). Lane Council of Governments. 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2004. 
  15. ^ Collins, Eric (March 29, 1999). "Patrons will miss popular truck stop". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. p. C1. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 

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