Bluffton, originally known as Shannon, is a village of population 4,125 in 2010. Bluffton is home to Bluffton University, a four-year educational institution affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bluffton is served by the Bluffton general aviation airport. Bluffton participates in the Tree City USA program.
Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade retailer that was founded in Bluffton. The shop sells products made by artisans in developing countries.