DescriptionThe early brick building on Main Street in Goshen NY, that now houses the Treasurers and Surrogate offices for the county of Orange, NY, USA is on the right, connecting with the Goshen courthouse on the left.Goshen is the county seat of Orange County, New York, United StatesThe village was settled in 1714 and incorporated in 1809. In 1727 it was declared the 'half-shire town' of Orange County, a predecessor to its current status as county seat. It did not take on that full status, however, until Rockland County was split from the county in 1798, and Goshen was designated the seat since Orangetown was in the new county. For a while afterward it shared that status with Newburgh, NY, moved into Orange as compensation for the lost territory. But since the late 19th century all county government functions have been centralized in Goshen.The village (or the town, which are indistinguishable in old records) was the site of the hanging of the famous outlaw Claudius Smith, a British Loyalist who, along with the Mohawk Indian Chief Joseph Brant, raided the countryside surrounding Goshen during the American Revolutionary War.He and Brandt are said to have buried their many stolen treasures in the hills surrounding Goshen, and that Claudius is himself buried somewhere on the grounds of the old Presbyterian Church-with his skull having been embedded in the wall. Smith was hanged on January 22, 1779, and exactly six months later, on July 22, 1779, Brant raided what is now Port Jervis, NY. A militia from Goshen set out to stop Brant, engaging in the disastrous Battle of Minisink, in which 45 local militiamen were killed. A monument in the center of town marks the spot where their bones were buried in a mass grave 43 years after the battle.Photographed in Goshen NY, USA. Composed in Photoshop with layers, adjustments, filters, and textures. 2 Original textures, 1 texture courtesy of Distressed of Flickr.
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