About Us


 History of Community

The Community of Van Horne was named after Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915), Chicago-Milwakee Railroad Superintendent. Van Horne was described as the "New Village" in 1883 and was committee to be an active business center for the future.

Today, Van Horne has remained a prosperous community and the trademark spirit that residents are known for is soaring higher than ever before. The community is committed to making its residential climate the benchmark.

 Community Profile

The citizens of Van Horne are very civic minded and the City has many organizations for its citizens to become involved in. These organizations include: Van Horne Lions, Van Horne Legion, Van Horne Auxiliary, Van Horne Businessmen, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, Future Green, Floralia,  Van Horne Recreation Board, as well as many Church groups.

The City of Van Horne is also home to 3 thriving Churches ~ St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Salem United Methodist Church, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

 Other Annual Activities

The Van Horne Lions are known for many youth oriented parties throughout the year. They host an annual Easter Egg Hunt, a Halloween Party, and a Christmas Party complete with Santa, gifts, and a pancake lunch.