Gohana was called Gavambhavana in olden times and was a place of pilgrimages. The place is said to be the site of a fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan, which was named as Daryapur after one of his chiefs. This fort was damaged by Ghori when he beaten Prithviraj in 1192 A.D. Later the place was occupied by Iagabrahmanas, the district record of 1861 speaks of the town owing its existence to a Rajput and a bania. It was recently a tehsil of Rohtak. It has now been made a part of new district of Sonepat.