Historical Sketch of Pendleton County, KY

From Collins' 1878 Historical Sketches of Kentucky

There are several Salt and Sulfur Springs in Pendlton County. Iron ore and coal are found but not in workable beds or veins.

One of the earliest merchang saw mills on the Licking River was established at Fallsmouth (Falmouth), as appears by the following advertisement in The Centinel of the Northwestern Territory, a newspaper established at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1793.

"Plank and scantling of every kind, delivered at the mill or in Cincinnati, on the shortest notice. Orders will be thankfully received and pointedly attended to. John Wallere"

"Fallsmouth, Forks of Licking, December 15, 1794."

"N.B. The subscriber will be down with a quantity of planks as soon as the waters of the Licking will admit."

(It is probably that the advertiser's name was John Wallace and not Wallare.)


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