Falkville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama, United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan areas. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,279, up from 1,202 in 2000.
Falkville incorporated three times: first in 1876, again on June 19, 1886, and lastly on December 13, 1898.
Falkville was named for Louis M. Falk, a Prussian merchant who emigrated to the area in the late 1850s. Falk opened a general store in what is now Falkville in 1859, and later became the town's first postmaster. The L&N Railroad was constructed through Falkville in the early 1870s, and a rail station opened in 1872.
In 1936, the Works Progress Administration constructed a town hall for Falkville. This building now serves as the town's library.
Two destructive tornadoes hit the town in the 1950s. On April 24, 1955, an F4 tornado tore directly through the town, killing five and injuring 20. Two years later on April 8, 1957, a long-tracked F3 tornado hit the southern part of town. That storm killed two and injured 90.
Falkville is located at 34°22′19″N 86°54′30″W (34.371919, -86.908381). The town is concentrated along U.S. Route 31 south of Hartselle.