Monroe County, Alabama

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Monroe County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 19,772.[1] The county seat is Monroeville.[2] The name is in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.[3]

It is the birthplace of notable writer Harper Lee and served as the childhood home for Truman Capote, her lifelong friend and a fellow writer.

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  1. "QuickFacts: Monroe County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 212.