Goshen City, Elkhart County, Indiana (IN) 46528

Goshen City

Elkhart County, Indiana

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Goshen City Hall is located at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, IN 46528.
Phone: 574‑533‑8625.

Violett-Martin House

Goshen as described in 1941 [1]

Goshen, a prosperous agricultural town, bears the unmistakable stamp of its large Mennonite population. Its industries include cabinet and veneer factories, and a plant manufacturing waterproof bags.


  • Amber Meadows
  • Apple Ridge
  • Bennington Heights
  • Bissells
  • Briarwood Manor
  • Bridlewood Estates
  • Broadview
  • Cedar Creek
  • Chamberlains
  • Clover Trails
  • College Green
  • Colonial Farms
  • Colonial Manor
  • Colonial Village
  • Concord Hill
  • Copper Ridge Estates
  • Courtyard Condos
  • Creekstone
  • Crest Acres
  • Deerfield
  • Dellameade
  • Dry Run Creek
  • Emerald Chase
  • Emerald Downs
  • Fairfield Farms
  • Fawn River
  • Fieldstone Crossing
  • Fieldstone Meadows
  • Goshen Historic District
  • Grand Prairie
  • Greenfield
  • Greenwood Place
  • Hatfields
  • Hidden Meadow
  • Indian Creek Colony
  • James Place
  • Jefferson Place
  • Jefferson Ridge
  • Jemian Trace
  • Keystone
  • Keystone Point
  • Larimer Greens
  • Larimer Village
  • Lynwood
  • Martin Manor
  • Meadow RIdge
  • Meadow RIdge Estates
  • Meadows of College Green
  • North Meadow Estates
  • Orchard Place
  • Racemere Manor
  • Ridgewood Place
  • Riverbend Estates
  • Rural Estates
  • Shady Lane Acres
  • Somerset Place
  • Southfield Place
  • Spring Brooke
  • Spring Brooke
  • State Street-Division Street Historic District
  • Stouder
  • Terrace Park
  • Terrace Park
  • The Gardens
  • Walden Woods
  • Waterford Commons
  • Weaver Woods

The Elkhart County Courthouse, a red brick structure built in 1868, occupies a shady spot in the center of the city. A large statue of Neptune on his sea horse forms a fountain in a pool in the courthouse yard.

Goshen College occupies a 20-acre campus and has seven brick buildings. The average annual enrollment is 350; courses are offered in theology, liberal arts and teacher training. This coeducational institution, the only 4-year college of the Mennonite Church in the Nation, evolved from the Elkhart Academy, founded in 1894. The academy was reorganized as a junior college in 1903.

The story of Goshen College is meshed with the history of the Mennonites and Amish in Indiana. Members of these denominations form a large part of the population of Elkhart County. The Amish, attracted by the fertile soil, arrived in 1841, and the Mennonites 2 years later, only 11 years after the first followers of the doctrines of Menno Simons reached the United States.

  1. Indiana Writers' Project, Federal Works Agency, Works Progress Administration, Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State, American Guide Series, 1941, Department of Public Relations, Indiana State Teachers College.

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