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Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA - Main St., Bryantville, Mass. (1908)

Pembroke, Plymouth, MA

The area was once a part of Duxbury, before incorporating as a separate town in 1712, and was ultimately named for the town of Pembroke, Wales, the name of Brookfield being rejected because it was already in use by the town in Worcester County that still bears this name.

Pembroke includes: Bryantville, Crockertown, Fosterville, and Schooset. mass_lookup.htm

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Main St., Bryantville, Mass. (1908)
Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

Main St., Bryantville, Mass. (1908)
The Commons, Pembroke, Mass.
Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

The Commons, Pembroke, Mass.
Oldham Pond, Pembroke, Mass.
Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

Oldham Pond, Pembroke, Mass.

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1839 - Pembroke
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Plymouth county. This town was taken from Duxbury in 1711. Population, 1837, 1,258. It lies 27 miles S.E. from Boston and 12 N.N.W. from Plymouth. North river separates this town from Hanover; and some branches of that stream, rising from ponds in Pembroke, give it a good water power. For more than 40 years after the settlement of Plymouth, this town contained the only saw-mill in the colony. Pembroke is at the head of navigation on the North river, and possesses superior advantages for ship building; and many noble vessels, constructed of native white oak, are annually launched. The manufactures of the town consist of vessels, cotton goods, tacks, iron ware, chairs, cabinet ware, &c.

The North river is very deep and narrow, and so exceedingly crooked that it meanders 18 miles in its course from Pembroke to Scituate harbor, when the distance by land is less than 6 miles.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - PEMBROKE. [Pop. 1,258. Inc. 1712.]
Pembroke, originally a part of Duxbury, was itself the parent of Hanson and Halifax.

Two principal sources of North River issue from ponds in this town.

Excellent ships are built here, and the streams afford sites for a few factories.

Distance from Plymouth, 12 miles; from Boston, 27.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
Pembroke Massachusetts, 1890
Pembroke is an old town lying in the northeasterly part of Plymouth County, about 26 miles southeast of Boston. The Hanover Branch of the Old Colony Railroad skirts the northwestern line, and the Plymouth Branch runs close upon the southwestern corner. The villages and post-offices are Pembroke (centre), North Pembroke, East Pembroke and Bryantsville. The town is bounded on the north by Hanover and Norwell, on the northeast by Marshfield, on the east by Duxbury, on the south Kingston, Plympton and Halifax, and on the west by Hanson. It is 7 miles long and 5½ miles wide.

There are 6,999 acres of woodland, containing mostly oak and pine. Along the roads, especially in the villages, are many well-grown trees — oak, elm and maple. There are a few small hills near the centre, and in the northeast. The rock is sienitic and the best soil a sandy loam. There is an extensive marsh in the northern section, and in the western and southern parts are Oldham, Furnace, Hobomoc, Great and Little... Read MORE...

1895 - Pembroke
Pembroke, a post-township and hamlet of Plymouth co., Mass., about 25 miles S.S.E. of Boston. It has a town hall, a high school, and 3 churches. Pop. 1399
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Pembroke, a post-township (town) and village of Plymouth co., Mass., about 25 miles SSE. of Boston. Pop. in 1900, 1240; of the village, about 400.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Pembroke:
Forge Pond Park: Enjoy outdoor activities like walking, jogging, or picnicking in this scenic park. The pond offers opportunities for fishing and kayaking.

Pembroke Country Club: Tee off at this golf course, known for its beautiful landscapes and well-maintained greens.

North River Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore nature trails, observe wildlife, and participate in educational programs in this peaceful sanctuary.

Pembroke Center: Stroll through the historic town center, where you can find local shops, cafes, and historic architecture.

Luddam's Ford Park: A great spot for a family outing, featuring a playground, sports fields, and walking trails.

Pembroke Historical Society Museum: Learn about the town's rich history through exhibits and artifacts at this local museum.

Indian Head Rail Trail: Take a leisurely bike ride or walk along this scenic trail, enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

Hobart Meadows: A picturesque area with walking trails, ideal for bird watching ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorIsaac RANDALL (9 January 1658, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA - , Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke))
female ancestorDeborah BUCK (15 November 1670, Scituate, Massachusetts, USA - 12 January 1760, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke))
male ancestorIncrease ROBINSON (1697, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - 1 December 1767, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke))
female ancestorRuth FORD (7 September 1698, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - , )
male ancestorThomas GLOVER (1700, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - 1761, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke))
female ancestorSarah BONNEY (1700, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - , )
male ancestorJohn BISHOP (30 September 1702, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - , )
male ancestorJoshua PIERCE (25 January 1705, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - 15 March 1794, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorJennet (Jean) STETSON (17 April 1711, Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA (North Pembroke) - 1756, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA (Rexhame) (East Marshfield) (Green Harbor) (Ocean Bluff) (Marshfield Hills) (Brant Rock))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Pembroke, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorDavid JOY (28 February 1693 - 13 April 1739) and female ancestorRuth FORD (7 September 1698 - ) married 18 June 1718
male ancestorIncrease ROBINSON (17 April 1739 - 9 January 1817) and female ancestorRebecca BOURNE (1 August 1733 - 14 December 1815) married 18 June 1761
male ancestorFrancis Waldo DYER (5 June 1862 - 1934) and female ancestorMary Frances DWELLLY (1864 - 1952) married 8 March 1889
photo of Ralph Grant CROCKER Ralph Grant CROCKER (18 October 1919 - 18 July 1986) and photo of Ruth Elizabeth HEWITT Ruth Elizabeth HEWITT (4 May 1919 - 21 February 2005) married

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