Pemberton Borough Monument
The Lion Water Fountain
Location: At the corner of Hanover and Mary Streets at the Borough Beach
Significance - Aaron Early, a prominent resident of Pemberton at the turn of the century, was interested in making a donation to the town. He offered the fountain to the town fathers, with the stipulation that it be placed at the corner of Hanover and Elizabeth Streets at the Lower Tavern. There was some reluctance on the part of the governing body, but the gift was finally accepted and placed at that major intersection. The year was 1900. Eventually it was removed and in recent years, with the creation of the small park on the corner of Mary St., it was relocated there. There is also a plaque in the park honoring former Mayors of the Borough.
Original location of the Lion Fountain at corner of Hanover and Elizabeth Sts. at Lower Tavern
From the collection of Paul W. Schopp
Directions: Hanover Street (Route 616) is the commercial center of Pemberton Borough. It intersects with County Route 530. Route 38 from Mt. Holly becomes Route 530 at Rt. 206 in Southampton. Proceed East on 530 to Rt. 616 (Hanover St.). Landmarks at this intersection are a Dunkin Donuts on the Right and a Burger King on the left. Turning left onto Hanover St., proceed over the Rancocas Creek to Mary St. on the right. A small park, with the Lion Fountain as the centerpiece is on that corner. You can access Hanover St. from the other direction via Woodlane Road (Rt. 630). At Comical Corners, turn right onto Rt. 668, which takes you into Pemberton Boro at the historic Train Station on the corner of Hanover St. Proceed to Mary St. on the left.