Town Water Update – October 4, 2020

Good morning to you all! We wanted to give everyone another update this morning. Jason has gotten the tanks filled and is going to turn the water back on this morning from the bottom of Furnace Hill to Brattons Run. The water will be on from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and then he will turn it back off to allow time for him to make repairs. During this time it is fine for those people that live between the bottom of Furnace Hill and up Brattons Run, to fill up pots, jugs etc to prepare for the water to be off this afternoon. This will include Stellar-Jones, Margie’s Lane and Sandbank View, etc.
The reminder of our residents will have water and there will not be a need to catch water for later use so we ask that you don’t. While the water is on this morning the tanks will be losing water again because of the broken water line but we wanted to give those residents a little time to prepare for the water to be off while the repairs are made.
Thank you all and we will continue to give you updates as things progress.

Proclamation Letter

P.O. BOX 08
GOSHEN, VA 24439

Phone: 540-997-5545

Fax: 540-997-9495


To:         Citizens/Residents of the Town Of Goshen

From:     Mayor Tom McCraw

Subject:  233rd Anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States

The below proclamation will be read and signed by Mayor Tom McCraw at the Goshen Library on Thursday, September 17,2020 at 1:00 p.m. Please come out to witness this historic Town event! We are excited about this proclamation and want to recognize and support the Constitution of the United States of America and we hope that you are too. Show up and be proud to be an American!

WHEREAS: September 17, 2020, marks the two hundred thirty-third anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and

WHEREAS, The events that led to the signing of The Constitution of the United States of America by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, have significance for every American and are honored in public schools across the nation on September 17 as Constitution Day; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion; and

WHEREAS, Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Tom McCraw, Mayor of the Town of Goshen, Virginia do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 – 23, 2020 as Constitution Week in the Town of Goshen, County of Rockbridge, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Signed this 17th day of September 2020.

Mayor Tom McCraw

Census reporting helps our Town

Citizens of the Town of Goshen and surrounding area – Mayor McCraw is asking everyone to please fill out and return your Census that was sent out earlier this year. The census collects information that is instrumental in our community receiving assistance and grants. Only 19% of the citizens in the Goshen area have filled out and submitted their census forms. If you have not already done so, please fill yours out and return it as soon as possible to assist us in helping our community prosper in the future. The forms can be filled in by hand and mailed or they can be completed online using the information on the forms that you received in the mail. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
If you need assistance filling out the census form or if you have not received a census form, please call 1-844-330-2020. Thank you and have a blessed day!

COVID-19 update

To the citizens of Goshen. While we do not want our residents to overreact or panic, we feel that sharing COVID-19 information with you is important to keep you all safe.  Recently a COVID-19 case was confirmed in an individual that works close to the Town of Goshen and frequently stops at the local stores for shopping, he does not live in the Town of Goshen.  We have received further information that a 2nd case was confirmed in an individual that works closely with the first individual and also frequently shops in the Town of Goshen. We are asking our citizens to please be cautious when going out, continue to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, wear masks, etc. to keep yourself and our community safe.  We can prevent the spread of this virus in our community by practicing the above and by practicing social distancing.  Thank you all in advance for continuing to practice safety for yourselves and others in the community.  If you believe that you may have been exposed, please self-quarantine for a minimum of 3 days, until you are sure you are free of the virus.  We are hoping to have a free testing site available in the Town of Goshen soon.  Mayor McCraw is working closely with Rockbridge County in this effort and will continue to update you all through Facebook, the town website and public notices posted on the Town Office window and the Post Office bulletin board.

Welcome to Goshen, Virginia! The Town of Goshen’s Official Website


For county updates on COVID-19, please visit  Rockbridge County COVID-19

Town Hall on Main Street ~ Goshen, VA

The Town of Goshen, located in Rockbridge County, VA,  is 19 miles northwest from Lexington and 30 miles southwest of Staunton. State Routes 42 and 39 intersect at a point in town where picturesque Mill Creek meets the Calfpasture River, merging to form the Maury River. Centrally located to Lexington, Staunton, Clifton Forge and Hot Springs.  Approximately 400 residents now call the Incorporated Limits of Goshen home.

Goshen Pass, four miles from town, is a natural wonderland perfect for hiking, fishing, picnicking, kayaking, swimming, camping, photography and much more.

George Washington National Forest and Goshen-Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Areas border much of the town and are accessible by numerous state forest service access roads and hiking trails.

Goshen has had an interesting history as a resort town and industrial center and is a popular destination for genealogists,  historians,  and those simply seeking a quiet, slower pace of  life.  Come and enjoy!

 This facility is operated in a nondiscriminatory basis with regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, age or handicap. Complaints of discrimination may be sent to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250