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Pembroketown in W central Robeson County. Alt. 172. Inc. 1895. Originally called Campbell's Mill on Waterhole Swamp; later, Scuffletown, after Scoville Town in England or because it was a good place to get into a fight. Today, it is center of Lumbee Indian business and social life. Named for Pembroke Jones (1825-1910), an official of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, which intersected the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford Railroad there. Home of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, founded in 1887.
Pembroke Creekrises in Pollock Swamp, E Chowan County, and flows S and SE into the W side of the head of Edenton Bay. Formerly known as the W branch of Mattacomack Creek and later Queen Anne's Creek. Took its present name from Thomas Barker's plantation, Pembroke, which was named for his birthplace, Pembroke, Mass. Barker bought his property from Edmund Gale about 1751. See also Ramushawn River.
Pembroke Townshipcentral Robeson County.
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