The Goshen community west of Springtown grew up around the oldest known church established by Reverend Pleasant Tackett in 1854. Reverend Tackett was an early Methodist circuit preacher arriving before the County was formed in 1855. Maggie Lee, an orphan brought to the area by Reverend Tackett, is the first known Anglo death in Parker County. She died of a rattlesnake bite in October 1854, the same year the church was founded.

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