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New Goshen
Census-designated place
Former school on Rangeline Place
Former school on Rangeline Place
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Fayette
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47863
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-52956
GNIS feature ID 440049

New Goshen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

New Goshen was platted and laid out May 17, 1853, by Hamilton Smith, William Ferguson, George Smith and John Hay. As of 1890 the population was approximately 180. Future U.S. Senator Birch Bayh was a resident and graduated from New Goshen High; New Goshen High closed in 1959 and was consolidated into today's West Vigo High School.

The New Goshen post office has been in operation since 1851.

Geography

New Goshen is located at 39°34′52″N 87°27′44″W / 39.58111°N 87.46222°W / 39.58111; -87.46222 at an elevation of 643 feet.

It is bisected by U.S. Route 150, which connects it to Paris, Illinois to the northwest and West Terre Haute, Indiana to the southwest.


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