The Chapman brothers built a mill pond to power a mill manufacturing scythes.
Panic of 1837
1845 was completed between Xenia and Springfield
His deal was that if he secured funding, then the railroad would come through Yellow Springs instead of Clifton.
Benjamin Carlton and the Austin brothers converted the mill to manufacture gun powder. The Austin Powder Company was formed.
Joseph King purchased the mill and formed the Miami Powder Company. He upgraded the mill with a steam power plant. He also built employee residences forming the company town of Goes Station.
The post office name was changed from Goes Station to Goes in 1894. Goes was built as the company town for the Miami Powder Company.