Incorporated in 1834, the Village of West Milton was first settled in 1807. A post office called Milton was established in 1827 but the name was later changed to West Milton in 1829, after John Milton, an English Poet. Since this time, many notable people have called West Milton their home over the years.
- Carl Brumbaugh– quarterback and halfback in the National Football League for nine seasons in the 1930s.
- Howard E. Coffin– automobile engineer and industrialist; co-founder of the Hudson Motor Car Company.
- Charles Furnas– The first airplane passenger. Furnas was a mechanic that befriended the Wright Brothers and was helpful in the development of the two-man airplane.
- Mike Kelly– ranked among the top 25 college football coaches of all time.
- Wes Martin- professional football player
- Bob Schul– the only American to have won an Olympic gold medal in the 5000 meters.
- Ted Studebaker– pacifist and conscientious objector who served as an agricultural worker in Vietnam during the war; killed by North Vietnamese soldiers in 1971
With roughly a total area of 3.34 square miles, and a population of approximately 4,700 people, the Village of West Milton is constantly growing and evolving. Home to the Milton Union Bulldogs – Small Town, Big Tradition!