Fairview was surveyed by John Brinkerhoff on December 14, 1850. The plat is recorded on January 28, 1851. Tradition said the name was given by an old lady named Gailey. The name of the postoffice is Burton City, and it was previously called Baughman.
1856 Baker's Map
- Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 709.