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