The town is adjacent to the Russian town of Chertkovo in Rostov Oblast. Milove was first mentioned in 1872 as khutir Milove. It has had the status of an urban-type settlement since 1938.
It is served by Chertkovo railway station, which is just on the Russian side.
On June, 22, 2014, Pro-Russian militias in Luhansk claimed the destruction of a Ukrainian armoured column in this village. The separatists said they destroyed two tanks and captured several armoured vehicles.