extracted from THE HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY PA, by Futhey and Cope

Goshen was included in the original survey for the Welsh, but many surveys were made there for other purchasers, owing to delay on the part of the Welsh to settle the land. It seems to have been organized as a township in 1704, as Cadwalader Ellis appeared at court as constable for the twp in that year, previous to which it was considered part of WEsttown. The first tax assessment was in 1715. The twp was reduced by the erection of the borough of West Chester in 1788. In 1817 it was divided into East and West Goshen.

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