Falmouth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. William Cranch Bond, an American astronomer and inventor, was born here.
Falmouth is centrally located in Cumberland on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The town's southeastern end, Falmouth Foreside, borders Casco Bay. The city area includes Mackworth Island, connected to the mainland by a dam, and the islands of Mackay, The Brothers, and Clapboard. The highest peaks are Poplar Ridge to the north of Falmouth and Black 'Strap Hill. The Presumpscot, Piscataqua, East Branch, and Mill Creek rivers flow through the city.
Interstate 95 on the Maine Turnpike runs north-south through the West area. Maine State Route 100 runs parallel to the Interstate. Along the coast, east of the city, Interstate 295 also runs north-south. US Highway 1 runs parallel to this highway. Falmouth is on the Grand Trunk Railway and Maine Central Railroad.
According to Forbes, the Falmouth School Department is the "Top City to Live and Learn" according to Forbes. The district offers a challenging and diverse education emphasizing literacy, mathematics, science, social sciences, critical thinking, citizenship, and problem-solving.
Norton House Historic District and its seven buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.