I like the street names in Linton. With very few exceptions -- like Vincennes, Roosevelt or even Main Street, they are simple.
Streets in Linton are named after the alphabet A through 0, or they are numbered one through 14. Rather difficult to get lost. If I am driving on “G”
Street looking for “F” street I have a fifty-fifty chance of turning my car the correct way.
Even though street names for subdivisions and apartment complexes might be a step ahead on creativity, there are other streets in Greene County that are just as common as any other city.
In Worthington there is a Friend Street. You know, the street that somebody’s friend must live on.
In Dugger, there is a Short Street and Section Street. Although Section Street is commonly known as Brick Street, because it was once made of bricks.
I grew up on High School Road. I know the street signs said Monroe Street, yet everyone called it High School Road. It was easy to call it that. It was the road the high school was on. Duh!
Now it is called East County Road 50 South. When you tell people that, they look at you with a glaze over their eyes.
They never moved the high school. It is still right there on the south side of the street. When I give directions I still use it as a landmark. And yes, I still call the street once made of bricks, Brick Street.
But for all practical purposes, Linton should be applauded for their street names.
I inherited no sense of direction, so I am thrilled with the street system.
With the street names alphabetically or numerically ordered I’ll turn my car the right direction at least half the time.
Like the sign reads, ”You’ll Like Linton.”
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or send comments to Nancee, Daily World, box 129 Linton IN 47441.