The Venter family has been involved in the farming industry for generations and descendants from the original PA Venter, who established the town.

Ventersburg is a small town and established on the farm Kromfontein which was owned by PA Venter who died in 1857. His son allowed a Reform Church to be established on the farm in 1864 and by 1871, the first plots of the original farm were sold. Ventersburg was declared on 6 May 1873.