Pembroke, the county seat of Bryan County, was incorporated August 23, 1905. The birth of Pembroke is attributable to the construction of the Seaboard Railroad line in the late 1800s. The town was founded in 1890, although not incorporated until 1905. A caboose is present today in the city park downtown as a representation for the city.
Named for Pembroke W. Williams, a leading citizen of Bryan County during the 1890s, the city was the leading business and railroad center for the area in the early 20th century. Pembroke became the county seat in 1937 due to a County Referendum moving the county seat from Clyde (a town which no longer exists) to Pembroke, due to Pembroke's banking, business and transportation prominence. Pembroke was home to the late Jack W. Shuman, a prominent state legislator and businessman in southeast Georgia during the 1960s and 1970s. According to 2000 Census, the City of Pembroke had a population of 2,379 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 58.3%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.
Pembroke will begin hosting our Farmers Market and various festivals on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Information and applications can be found on the Downtown Development Page or picked up at City Hall.
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Date of Authorization
December 27, 2010