Goshen, TX (Parker County)


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Goshen, near Walnut Creek in northeastern Parker County, was one of the first church communities established in the county. In the mid-1850s a Methodist community developed there, and in 1854 a Methodist meetinghouse was built and given the biblical name Goshen by Rev. James Pleasant Tackitt. The community did not survive into the twentieth century.

Gustavus Adolphus Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin (Weatherford, Texas: Herald, 1931; rpt. 1937). Henry Smythe, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford (St. Louis: Lavat, 1877; rpt., Waco: Morrison, 1973).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Goshen, TX (Parker County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 15, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/goshen-tx-parker-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Goshen
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378371
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Parker County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.96095610°
  • Longitude: -97.74669600°