Place:Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

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NameFalmouth
TypeCity
Coordinates38.674°N 84.334°W
Located inPendleton, Kentucky, United States
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Falmouth is a 4th-class city in and the county seat Pendleton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 2,058 at the 2000 census. It lies at the confluence of the South and Main forks of the Licking River.

History

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Possibly settled as early as 1780, Falmouth was laid out by John Walker and formally established by the state assembly in 1793. Walker named the new settlement after his native Falmouth, Virginia. It was incorporated as a city in 1856.

The town is perhaps best remembered for natural disasters that have devastated the town over the last half of the 20th Century. In 1964, the Licking River reached 47 feet (19 feet above flood stage) and left much of the town under water. A 1968 tornado leveled many homes in the town. In 1997, a major flood on the Licking River again left the town crippled. The river reached 52 feet (24 feet above flood stage) and left 80% of the town under several feet of water. Many homes and business were damaged and five residents were killed.

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