The county seat of Pendleton county, a village of 700 inhabitants, is situated at the junction of the two branches of Licking river, about the center of the county. It is a station of the Kentucky Central R.R., 39 miles south of Covington, and 60 miles north of Lexington. Tobacco and livestock are its principal shipments. The Western Union Telegraph and Adams Express Co.'s have offices here. It has a weekly newspaper, the Independent. Daily mail. W.E. Wilson, postmaster.
Applegate, Lewis A., druggist.
Barbour, J.H., Physician.
Bradford, J.M., station, express, and telegraph agent.
Broseke, Chas. F., saloon.
Campbell, Andrew, general store.
Clarke, A.R., Lawyer.
Coleman, Thomas S., saloon.
Culbertson, W.W., grocery and market.
Fabra, Albert & Son, druggists.
Forson, Robert, barber.
Fossett, Logan and Ritter, meat market.
Fryer, John H., lawyer.
Hall, T.G., physician.
Held, F.G., Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, and Musical Instruments.
Held & Son, Falmouth Photograph Gallery.
Heusel, John, saloon.
Hobday, John E. & Sons, livery stable.
Ireland, W.W., Lawyer.
Kennett, Wm. C., general store.
Koch, Chris., saloon and confectionery.
Koch, John, saloon and bakery.
Lee, C.H., lawyer.
Lightfoot, G.C., propr. Jefferson House.
McCarty, C.W., general store.
McCune, James, furniture and undertaker.
Morgan, Mrs. E.B., millinery and notions.
Newman, H.N., General Store.
Pendergest, J.A., grocery and eating-saloon.
Perrin, W.J., lawyer.
Purdy, Chas. A., harnessmaker.
Ratcliffe, W.D., propr. Doniphan House.
Rausch, Conrad, boot and shoe maker.
Robbins & Adams, hardware and groceries.
Robbins, C.A. & Bros., General Store.
Rule, W.C., grocer.
Schneider, Fred., boot and shoe maker.
Schreck, J.W. propr. Falmouth Hotel.
Stumpp, Geo., tin and hardware.
Swope, Chas. T., lawyer.
Swope, Miss Lizzie, millinery and notions.
Wandelohr, James K., Propr. Falmouth Independent.
Williams, James, H., stoves and tinware.
Wilson, W.C., postmaster.
Wolfe & Gilham, blacksmiths.
Woodhead Joshua, woolen mill.
Worthington, Power & Fee, leaf tobacco dealers.
From the Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, published in 1876-77 by R. L. Polk in Louisville. Items in bold were bolded in the original