Hampshire County -- Goshen

Goshen, Massachusetts Town Seal Goshen, Massachusetts
Incorporated: 1781
Parent Town: Chesterfield
(Renamed from Chesterfield Gore)

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Town Clerk

413-268-7255 fax
P. O. Box 124, Town Hall - 42 Main St., Goshen, MA 01032
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Vital Records

Available in the Walter E. Corbin Collection, comp. by Walter E. and Lottie S. Corbin, available from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society: Reel 7: Enfield, Florence, Goshen, Granby

Local Histories

Hiram Barnard, History of the Town of Goshen, Hampshire County. . . 1761 to 1881 (1881).

Churches and Religious History

The Congregational Church was gathered Dec. 21, 1780 as the Church in Chesterfield Gore. First minister: Rev. Samuel Whitman, installed 1788, dismissed 1818. Deacons included Oliver Taylor, Artemas Stone, Thomas Brown and Justin Parsons.
Original records were held by the church in 1970.
"Copy of the Records of the Congregational Church in Goshen, December 21, 1780 to 1798. Then Chesterfield Gore." Includes records to 1820.
"Goshen Church Records." 1854-1887.
"Records of the Congl Church in Goshen, Commencing March 1st, 1888." 1888-1937.
"Book of Records for the Congregational Society, Goshen, Sept. 8th, 1829." 1828-1842.
"Book of Records for the Congregational Society, Goshen, April 15, 1844. Vol. 2." 1843-1854.
"Records of the Congl. Society, Goshen. 1855. Vol. 3." 1854-1873.
Society Treasurer's Accounts, 1871-1939.

Historic Sites & Societies

Goshen Historical Comm Mus, Main Goshen MA 01032, Phone: (413) 268-7026

Other Pertinent Links

Goshen Free Public Library, 42 Main Street, P.O. Box 320, Goshen, MA 01032-0320, Telephone: (413)268-7856 (also has an email link)
State of Massachusetts, Goshen Commonwealth Community Information
Massachusetts State Community Profile of Goshen

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