Pendleton County, Kentucky

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Pendleton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 14,390. Its county seat is Falmouth.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles (730 km2), of which 281 square miles (728 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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History

The County was named after Edmund Pendleton (1721–1803), a longtime member of the Virginia House of Burgesses (1752–74), the Continental Congress and chief justice of Virginia. [1]

During the American Civil War, the county sent men to both armies. A Union Army recruiting camp was established in Falmouth in September 1861. Two Confederate recruiters were captured and executed by the Union Army in the Peach Grove area of northern Pendleton County. In July 1862 a number of county citizens were rounded up by Union troops during a crackdown against suspected Confederate sympathizers. In June 1863 a number of women were arrested at Demossville because they were believed to be potential spies dangerous to the Federal government. Falmouth was the site of a small skirmish on September 18, 1862, between twenty-eight Confederates and eleven Home Guardsmen.

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