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Welcome to Pendleton County!

Pendleton County is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Kentucky about half way between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington. It is spread over 280 square miles and has an abundance of hunting, fishing and boating opportunities.

It is also home to Kincaid Lake State Park. Kincaid has 850 acres to explore and offers camping, golfing, swimming and fishing with more pounds of largemouth bass per acre than any other lake in the state. Falmouth, our county seat, is located where the Main and South Licking Rivers come together. The City of Butler also lies on the Licking River, 10 miles north of Falmouth.

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The city of Butler was established around 1852 when the Kentucky Central Railroad was built through the area. When it was incorporated on February 1, 1868, the city was named for area’s earlier U.S. representative William O. Butler.


Kincaid Regional Theatre, also referred to as KRT, has called Falmouth home since 1983. Since the theatre’s founding, KRT has achieved musical theatre excellence by employing local actors from the Cincinnati metropolitan area and beyond. With the help of many supporters, KRT continues to enhance the arts in the community with a summer children’s theatre workshop and through involvement with local schools. Summer and Christmas musicals are staged in an indoor, air-conditioned auditorium at the Falmouth School Center, previously known as the Pendleton County Middle School and Falmouth High School. Some of the most recent productions put on by KRT have been: Beauty and the Beast Jr., Footloose, All Shook Up, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Falmouth also hosts one of Kentucky’s largest fall events, the Kentucky Wool Festival. The Wool Festival is an annual event that takes place just outside Kincaid Lake State Park during the first full weekend of October. The festival promotes sheep, wool products, and the local community, providing activities and entertainment for all age groups. Heritage demonstrations also highlight Pendleton County and Kentucky history.

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