Before the post office was established in 1894, the village was known alternately as the Sorrel Horse, Kintners Tavern, and Rufes Corner. Several names were suggested at the time the application for the post office was made. However, all of the suggested names were rejected until Revere was proposed in honor of the Revolutionary War hero.
Revere is a small but busy village located along a rural stretch of Easton Road (Route 611). The center of Revere is the general store which provides a convenient shopping place for many area residents. A florist, delicatessen, and post office are also located here. Revere contains only a few houses, most of which appear to have been built in the 1940s. Open farm fields surround the village.