The City of Linton is a small, rural community of approximately 5,800 residents in southwestern Indiana. Historically, the town grew up with the booming coal industry of the early-1900’s. Even today, it neighbors Peabody’s Bear Run mine, one of the largest surface coal mines in the United States.
The City has a superb school system, both academically and with several football awards, a critical care hospital, and its own municipal utilities, including electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, and trash all on one convenient bill. The local Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Freedom Festival parade, one of the largest in the State of Indiana, as well as smaller annual events. The community is also home to the Goosepond Fish & Wildlife Area, an 8,000 acre bird and wildlife habitat offering wildlife conservation, restoration, and education. Goosepond recently expanded by almost 900 additional acres with the acquisition of the Thousand Islands property, as well as a newly-constructed Welcome Center. Several ‘stripper pits’ — both private and public — are available, too, for awesome fishing for local abundant crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish!
When you get hungry, some downtown Linton eateries that are definitely worth a look include: The Grill, Francisco de Borja Coffee, YoDelicious, and a little further out of downtown, you’ll not be disappointed with JoEtta’s Pizza Villa.
The downtown area has seen several revitalization projects in recent years, including the multi-million dollar, adaptive re-use of several previously vacant downtown buildings and 800+ seat theater into the Cine Senior Apartments. Currently, the former Kennedy Shoe Store is also undergoing a renovation of its own, which is coordinated by the Linton Community Development Corporation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
Want to learn more about the community? Check out The Lintonian, a web publication to ‘tap into life in Linton”.
Linton: it’s a great place to grow up and grow old!