Van Buren was laid out in 1833 by John Trout and George Ensminger. As you may have guessed, the village was named for (then) incumbent Vice President Martin Van Buren. By 1836, the first school, a log cabin, was constructed and the village officially incorporated in 1866. A sign of progress was completed in 1883 as the Toledo, Columbus & Southern Railroad began operating through the village.
Today, the village is located between North Baltimore, Arcadia and McComb. The Local School District’s K-12 campus covers a large amount of ground on the southern edge of the village where the beloved “Black Knights” are the hometown pride.