Buckeye is located in the state of Arizona and a city in Maricopa County. It is also a suburb in the western part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The area where the present-day Buckeye stands were settled and developed by its earliest settler named Malie M. Jackson that is within the Buckeye Canal, wherein he then called the area as "The Buckeye State." In 1888 it was founded but was initially named "Sidney" after his hometown in Ohio. The name of the town was changed to its present name when it was incorporated. The canal played a significant role in the development and growth of the Buckeye. The town's name at present took effect after a vote in 2014 to change it to the City of Buckeye.
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