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Falmouth

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Falmouth is a home rule-class city in, and the county seat of, Pendleton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 2,169 according to the 2010 census. It lies at the confluence of the South and Main forks of the Licking River and is home to Kincaid Regional Theatre.GeographyFalmouth is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3sqmi, all land.HistoryPossibly settled as early as 1780, Falmouth was laid out by John Waller and formally established by the state assembly in 1793. Waller 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 and left much of the town under water. On April 23, 1968 a tornado leveled many homes in the town. On March 2, 1997, a major flood on the Licking River again left the town crippled. The river reached 52 feet and left 80% of the town under several feet of water. Many homes and business were damaged and five residents were killed.Elzey Hughes House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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