Pembroke, Georgia

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Pembroke is a small city in Bryan County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,379 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Bryan County[3].

Pembroke is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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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.

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

Pembroke was the birthplace of jazz musician Jabbo Smith.

Geography

Pembroke is located at 32°08′24″N 81°37′25″W / 32.139892°N 81.623553°W / 32.139892; -81.623553.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.8 km²), of which, 7.6 square miles (19.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,379 people, 819 households, and 630 families residing in the city. The population density was 312.5 people per square mile (120.7/km²). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 119.4/sq mi (46.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.56% White, 38.04% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

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