Goshen

/goh"sheuhn/, n.
1. a pastoral region in Lower Egypt, occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus. Gen. 45:10.
2. a land or place of plenty and comfort.
3. a city in N Indiana. 19,665.

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      city, seat (1831) of Elkhart county, northern Indiana, U.S., on the Elkhart River, 23 miles (37 km) east-southeast of South Bend. Settled in 1828–30 and probably named for Goshen, N.Y., the home of one of its early settlers, it has a large Amish and Mennonite community. Goshen is a trade centre for poultry and diversified farming; manufactures include furniture, rubber products, boats, mobile homes, and electronic controls. Goshen College (1894) is a Mennonite four-year college. A stone tablet marks the site of old Fort Beane, a settler's refuge from Native Americans. Lake Wawasee summer and winter resort area is 16 miles (26 km) southeast. Menno-Hof, a museum and interpretive centre dedicated to the Anabaptist faiths (Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterites), is located in Shipshewana, 20 miles (32 km) northeast. Motion-picture director Howard Hawks was born in Goshen. Inc. 1854. Pop. (2000) city, 29,383; Elkhart-Goshen MSA, 182,791; (2006 est.) city, 31,882; Elkhart-Goshen MSA,196,466.

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