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Settler John Cripe who died in 1841 is believed to be the first burial at West Goshen. The site was purchased and used by the German Baptist Church beginning in 1859. The cemetery was ceded to the City of Goshen in 1975.
The folk lore concerning this cemetery has been handed down through generations by word of mouth. Most of it has proved to be factual through the efforts of Gordon Treesh, who researched old records and diaries. This is not a family cemetery, a…
In the early 1900's, Indiana had more miles of electric train lines than any other state in the United States. The lines blossomed primarily at Indianapolis, radiating out to transport people and goods to and from the bustling city. Indianapolis l…
St. John'sLutheran ChurchBuilt 1852Has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic PlacesBy the United StatesDepartment of the Interior
Ox Bow Park was once the site of the County Farm. The farm provided a residence for those who could not support themselves. Residents helped run the farm, grew food and generated income. The Elkhart County FarmThe Elkhart County Farm was built …
On February 21st, 1837, the Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad first met in South Bend, Indiana to discuss the development of a rail system that would connect the county seats between Chicago, Illinois and Toledo, Ohio. After the State of Indiana deni…
The earliest known burials at Oakridge date to 1832. The trustees of First Church founded the cemetery in 1839. It was ceded to the City of Goshen in 1859.
This propertyhas been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby theUnited StatesDepartment of the InteriorSeptember 15, 2005Fort Wayne StreetBridgec. 1896
This building served as Goshen High School from 1904 until the spring of 1923. Construction was completed in 1904 with a budget of $50,000. By 1920 this building was considered too small and land was purchased from the Wurster Estate on Lincolnway…
Goshen College began as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts on Elkhart's South Main Street in 1894, but moved to the Maple City and changed its name in 1903; the location chosen was easily accessible to rail transportation. The…