Quick Facts

County:  Washington

Selectmen:  Milan Jamieson, Alan Pulk, and Joyce Johnson

Population:  840

School:  Pembroke Elementary School


Like its namesake in Wales, Pembroke was historically a shipbuilding center due to its excellent harbor.  Settled in 1774 and incorporated in 1832, the small town was building ships as early as 1825.  Today, a quiet and sleepy village; in the past, Pembroke’s population reached over 2,000 people.  Also home to the Pembroke Iron Company; this little town has a rich and varied history.


At Mahar’s Point, you will find Reversing Falls Park home to a reversing falls.  This reversing action is caused by the strong tides of Cobscook Bay and is not to be missed.  The park is also a great place for a picnic or day outdoors with the family.


Information courtesy of the Town of Pembroke.