Place:Pembroke, Bryan, Georgia, United States

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NamePembroke
TypeCity
Coordinates32.14°N 81.624°W
Located inBryan, Georgia, United States
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Pembroke is a small city in Bryan County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,196 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Bryan County. Pembroke is located approximately 35 miles west of Savannah, GA, and approximately 20 miles south of Statesboro, GA.

Pembroke is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Pembroke Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

History

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Pembroke was founded in 1892 as a railroad town and turpentine shipping center. It was named after early resident Pembroke Whitfield Williams. It was incorporated in 1905.

The Bryan County seat was voted to be moved from Clyde to Pembroke in 1935, with the first County Commissioners session in Pembroke taking place on February 15, 1937.

On June 16, 1962, Police Chief Waldo E. Jones was killed in an auto accident while attempting to apprehend three alleged intoxicated subjects travelling on Highway 67.

A major tornado damaged the town on April 8, 1998.

Pembroke was the birthplace of jazz musician Jabbo Smith.

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