County Offices
233 Main Street
Falmouth 859-654-4321

Chamber of Commerce
230 Main Street
Falmouth 859-654-0027

Touting itself as “The Southern Side of Northern Kentucky,” rural Pendleton County is home to the recreational jewel of Kincaid Lake State Park. Strategically located 27 miles south of Cincinnati, beautiful Pendleton County offers a peaceful rural community lifestyle in close proximity to world-class urban amenities.

A number of regional hospitals anchor the healthcare services and facilities within in the county, ensuring access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment. Nearby Cynthiana is home to a regional healthcare resource, Harrison Memorial Hospital. Serving a sweeping rural region, the hospital provides many ancillary services including rehabilitation and various therapies, a laboratory and blood bank, and advanced diagnostic imaging. Several other leading hospitals are available north of Pendleton County, including St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Medical Center with hospitals in Covington, Edgewood, and Williamstown. St. Elizabeth consistently ranks in the top five percent of hospitals across the nation for quality of care. Another recognized leader in patient care and advanced technology, the St. Luke Hospitals, also provides multiple campuses.

The network of public and private schools in Pendleton County is complemented by first-rate opportunities for vocational and career training and higher education on every academic level. The Falmouth School center provides a one-stop career center and adult and community educational resource. The Gateway Community and Technical College system provides several nearby campuses in Edgewood, Highland Heights, and Covington. Maysville Community College is also easily accessible. Four-year colleges and universities within a 35-mile radius include Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights; Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, and Georgetown College in Georgetown. Cincinnati’s cluster of leading educational institutions also fall into this category, adding highly respected public and private institutions like the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Hebrew Union College.

Nestled in the lovely rolling hills of the Licking River Valley, Pendleton County is bounded on the northeast by the Ohio River. The county seat of Falmouth is situated at the confluence of the Licking River with its south fork. The city of Butler also hugs the Licking River, which is widely known for the finest freshwater fishing in the tri-state region. The county is also famous for deer and wild turkey hunting areas. The opportunities for recreation and outdoor enjoyment are exceptional, crowned by several important resources. Kincaid Lake State Park offers a 183-acre fishing lake, camping, a swimming pool, an amphitheater, a marina and boat ramp, a 9-hole golf course and miniature golf, tennis courts, sports courts, game areas, and picnic facilities. The Pendleton County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center is adjacent to the $1.7 million Pendleton Athletic Park, an entire complex of sports fields and courts. Private membership is available at the Pendleton County Club, which features an 18-hole golf course and family recreational complex.

Those with an interest in the arts enjoy easy access to major venues in northern Kentucky as well as Cincinnati. Just beyond their front doorsteps, Pendleton County residents can enjoy professional theatrical productions of Broadway musicals and classic comedies at the Kincaid Regional Theatre. Also serving as the auditorium of the Falmouth School Center, this venue is nestled in the city’s charming historic district to provide a unique and intimate atmosphere for the performing arts. The 1200-seat Griffin Center Amphitheatre provides a state-of-the-art open-air entertainment complex with a pavilion roof at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center. The impressive John L. Griffin Fitness Center is also a gift of Griffin Industries, one of the area’s longstanding major employers. Nearby attractions across the Ohio state line include King’s Paramount Island and The Beach Waterpark, Coney Island, a number of fine museums and cultural centers, and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Northern Kentucky offers the Newport Aquarium, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, the Kentucky Speedway, and Turfway Park. For country pleasures and an unrivaled quality of life, discover Pendleton County.

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The small town of Butler is the only other municipality in Pendleton County in addition to the county seat of Falmouth. Residents enjoy a small-town setting where neighbors know each other by name. The city park is a focal point of community activity, offering a one-acre complex with a basketball court, a playground, and picnic tables. Wide, lazy curves in the Licking River crisscross the surrounding landscape to offer scenic overlooks of rich river valleys. In fact, this area is often described as the “land of meandering rivers and rolling hills.” Butler residents are able to enjoy the well-developed recreational and cultural attractions in nearby Falmouth. Northern Kentucky attractions and those within Greater Cincinnati are also available for weekend getaways to the region’s larger cities.

Municipal Offices

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The larger of Pendleton County’s two incorporated communities also serves as the county seat and the hub for education, entertainment, and culture. Falmouth provides a charming small-town atmosphere crowned by a cluster of restored historic homes. Founded in 1793, this six-block area listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places offers exceptional sites like the Kennett Tavern. City parks add green space and a wide variety of sports facilities for passive and active recreation. Wonderful annual celebrations reflect the spirit of the county, particularly the three-day Kentucky Wool Festival each fall that draws as many as 35,000 visitors. Regional parks and expanded opportunities for outdoor enjoyment are only minutes from home. Private pilots will appreciate the 4,000-foot paved runway at the local Gene Snyder Airport.

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