**Wabash Courier, February 19, 1835; page 2, column 4**
On January 31, 1835, the Terre Haute merchant and statesman William C. Linton passed away. His obituary attested to the great esteem and prominence he held within the Terre Haute community. Linton’s contributions to the city were many. As Vigo County Commissioner, he oversaw the construction of the first courthouse and was president of the first Terre Haute library. When elected to the Indiana Senate in 1827, he was involved in the construction efforts of the National Road and the establishment of the State Bank of Indiana. Both Linton Township in Vigo County and the city of Linton in Greene County are named for Senator Linton.