A Growing Community
By Mayor Mary Warnell
Welcome to Pembroke!
As Mayor and on behalf of our City Council, I extend to you a genuine welcome to the City of Pembroke. Located in North Bryan County at the intersections of US Highway 280, Georgia Highway 67 and Georgia Highway 119, Pembroke is a small city with a hometown atmosphere. Pembroke is easily accessible to regional areas of interest including Historic Savannah, Tybee Island, Statesboro and Georgia Southern University, as well as Fort Stewart Army Base.
Incorporated in 1905, Pembroke was founded along the Savannah and Western Railway with turpentine as its leading business. In 1935 the County Seat was moved from Clyde to Pembroke where it remains today. Completed in 1937 as the center of the county’s government, the Bryan County Courthouse was listed in 1995 on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2003, the City restored its old city jail, first built in 1912 and later relocated near the courthouse. Plans to restore the 1938 Tos Theatre as a cultural arts center remain a priority of our Downtown Development Authority.
Our schools are recognized as top academic performers in coastal Georgia. The Public Library serves north Bryan County and is adjacent to the Bryan County Middle and High School complex in Pembroke. There are churches of many faiths located throughout the city. Citizens enjoy the charm of a small neighborhood atmosphere with easy access for walking and biking. The city swimming pool is the focal point of our recreation program with swimming lessons and water aerobics offered throughout the summer months. The Whistlestop Farmers Market is held on Saturdays once a month throughout the spring and fall. Both children and adults enjoy the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the spring and the Bryan County 4-H Christmas Parade in December. The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce sponsors an Annual Chili Cook Off in February and the Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest in conjunction with the Farmers Market in late October.
We hope you will visit our City, participate in our local events, and make Pembroke your next home. On behalf of the City Council and our citizens, welcome to Pembroke.
Mary V. Warnell