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Upcoming Chamber Events

 

July 24

RHBC Chamber Ambassador Meeting

8:30 a.m.

Chamber Office - Large Conference Room

2591 Highway 17, Suite 100

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

August 21

Business After Hours

hosted by

The Suites at Station Exchange/Georgia Living at Home

3205 TSX Grand Central

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Richmond Hill Bryan County Community Profile

Community Profile

The RHBC Chamber of Commerce is please to present you with our Quaility of Life and Membership Directory magazine - one of the best available resources to better acquaint you with Richmond Hill and Bryan County, Georgia.

City of Pembroke

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 first resident of the town (which was founded in 1890, although not incorporated until 1905) was the railroad construction foreman who lived in a caboose on the railroad siding. That caboose is present today in the city park downtown. 

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%.

Visit the City of Pembroke homepage for more information.

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