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Pembroke

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

History

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.

The Bryan County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. The district has 328 full-time teachers and over 5,552 students.

• Bryan County Elementary School

• George Washington Carver Elementary School

• Lanier Primary School

• Richmond Hill Elementary School

• Richmond Hill Primary School

• Bryan County Middle School

• Richmond Hill Middle School

Bryan County High School

Richmond Hill High School

Source From Wikipedia