Ideally situated midway between Lexington and Cincinnati on scenic rolling hills, Pendleton County has an abundance of hunting, fishing and boating opportunities. The county borders the Ohio River at the northeast, while the Licking River flows northward through the entire county.
The county also is home to Kincaid Lake State Park, which offers camping, swimming, golfing and has more pounds of largemouth bass per acre than any other lake in the state.
Pendleton County was founded in 1798 and it’s seat is Falmouth. It is located where the Main and Licking Rivers come together. The county offers a rural lifestyle and friendly culture with easy access to commerce and amenities. The historic county courthouse was erected in 1848, and Falmouth has rich American Civil War History.
Estimated 2018 Population: 14,194
No. of households: 5,296
Median household income: $49,766
Chamber of Commerce: Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce
County Seat: Falmouth, Mayor Elonda Hinson
Judge-Executive: David Fields; pendletoncounty.ky.gov
Economic Development Authority: Pendleton County Industrial Authority