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GOSHEN, TEXAS (Parker County). 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).

David Minor


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

David Minor, "GOSHEN, TX (PARKER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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