140 miles east of Chicago, IL; 170 miles south west of Detroit, MI; 140 miles north of Indianapolis,IN; 25 miles north west of South Bend, IN; 130 miles west of Toledo, OH
Located in South Bend which is approximately forty-five minutes from Goshen
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Hampton Inn (1-844-247-3248)
Comfort Inn (1-845-291-1282)
Super I Motel Goshen (1-574-642-9944)
It is a small town in Northern Indiana that was ranked as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States by Reader's Digest in May of 1997. Goshen, known as Maple City, is the Elkhart County seat. It is an attractive, pleasant town with a population of about 32,000.
Goshen College, a four-year, liberal arts college, is owned by and operated as a ministry of the Mennonite Church. With an enrollment of about 850 students, Goshen requires its students to spend fourteen weeks a developing nation through its Student Service Term (SST). The college motto is "Culture for Service."
Goshen is located in the midst of Northern Indiana Amish Country, the second largest Amish settlement in the United States. Perhaps more that any other sect in the Americas, the Amish draw the curious to this area because they lead their separatist life amidst the contemporary society.
Agriculture thrives in the countryside surrounding Goshen; however, agricultural workers help meet manufacturing needs. Elkhart County manufacturing industries are diverse, but the county is especially known for its RV manufacturing industries.