Introduction to Linton, Indiana
The town of Linton, which is located in the Stockton Township, was named after politician, Col. William Linton. Linton, which was essentially a coal-mining town in the southeast of Terre Haute, was established because of the entrepreneurial activities of John W. Wines, who sold goods in the area in 1831. He opened a general store in 1837, and later on a horse mill and a tannery. The town was officially incorporated and named in June 1850.
Linton and Nearby Attractions
- Shakamak State Park
- Indiana Railway Museum
- Eugene V. Debs Home
- Holiday World
- Indianapolis Zoo
Things To Do In Linton
Linton has a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Places to visit include Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area (a migratory bird refuge), Hillenbrand Fish & Wildlife Area, and Piankeshaw Trails Educational Park. The Greene-Sullivan State Forest has provisions for boating, fishing, hunting, camping, as well as sports like archery. Golfers may enjoy a game at Bolton Wood Golf Course and Phil Harris Golf Course. Nearby parks include Linton City Parks, Shakamak State Park, and Redbird State Riding Area.
Terre Haute International-Hulman Field Airport is a major airport nearby.
Linton Higher Education
Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College - Wabash Valley and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are some of the colleges near Linton.