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Staunton was platted in 1848. The community was named after Staunton, Virginia, the native home of a share of the first settlers. A post office was established at Staunton in 1844, and remained in operation until 1903.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Staunton, Ohio
- Allen, Frank M. (1914). History of Fayette County, Ohio: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B. F. Bowen, Incorporated. p. 303.
- Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 129.
- "Fayette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
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