Linton is a very small town encounted on the Ballarat to Hamilton route. That said Linton fully qualifies for the synopsis. There are a number of nice features in the town, not the least the old shops and the silhouette pose.
The town was named after a pioneer family in an area. The Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary lies to the south-east of the township, near Springdallah Creek.
Gold was found in 1848 in what later became known as Lintonís Diggings and Chinese people, among others, mined the local shafts until the gold ran out, the miners remained in the area and set up market gardens. The Post Office opened on 5 November 1857 as Linton's and was renamed Linton around 1860. Much mining equipment can still be found in the Linton district.
Linton has two active church groups. The Anglican on the hill, that is near century old and the Catholic Church that is over 100 years old.There is also plenty of heritage buildings that determine the traveller pause for awhile. A refreshment or coffee stop is in order