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Population: 6,561 (1990); 6,897 (2000); 7,390 (2006)

First granted in 1728, the town was known as "Lovewell's Town," in honor of Captain John Lovewell, who built the stockade at Ossipee. Shortly afterward, the town took the name of "Suncook," the Pennacook Abenaki name for the river flowing through the area. When the town was incorporated in 1759 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, it was given the name "Pembroke" in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales.

Pembroke's early history is reflected in the various mills of the downtown area, located to use water power from the Suncook River. The better-known mills were the Pembroke Mills, Webster Manufacturing and China Manufacturing, all producing print cloth. Pembroke industries included brickmaking, with bricks manufactured from clay along the Merrimack River. In 1852, the Portsmouth to Concord Railroad established a station in Pembroke.

Region: Merrimack Valley
County: Merrimack
Distance from:
o Manchester, NH: 14 miles
o Boston, MA: 66 miles
o New York, NY: 245 miles
o Montreal, Quebec: 250 miles

Town Hall
Town of Pembroke
311 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275
603-485-4747 (Town Hall)
603-485-3967 (Fax)

Municipal Information
Government: Selectmen
Planning Board: Appointed
Police Department: Full time
Fire Department: Not full time
Nearest Hospital: Cocord Hospital in Concord (6 miles)

Election Districts
State House District: 36
State Senate District: 15
Executive Council District: 2
U.S. Congress House of Representatives District: 2

Pembroke Village School
30 High Street
Pembroke, NH 03275
Ph: (603) 485-1807 Fax: (603) 485-1811
Grades: K-1

Pembroke Hill School
300 Belanger Drive
Pembroke, NH 03275
Ph: (603) 485-9000
Fax: (603) 485-8872
Grades: Preschool & 2-4

Three Rivers School
243 Academy Road
Pembroke, NH 03275
Ph: (603) 485-9539
Fax: (603) 485-1829
Grades: 5-8

Pembroke Academy
209 Academy Road
Pembroke, NH 03275
Ph: (603) 485-7881
Fax: (603) 485-1824

Pembroke Fire Department
247 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275
Voice: (603) 485-3621

Pembroke Police Department
Pembroke Safety Center
247 Pembroke St.
Pembroke, NH 03275
Police Dispatch: (603) 485-3421
Business: (603) 485-9173
Fax: (603) 485-4028

Pembroke Town Library
313 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275
485 - 7851

Electric: PSNH; Concord Electric
Gas: KeySpan
Water Supplier: Pembroke Water Works
Sanitation: Private septic
Curbside Trash Pickup: Yes
Telephone: Verizon
Cable television service: Yes

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