|Named for||James Monroe|
|• Total||772 sq mi (2,000 km2)|
|• Land||765 sq mi (1,980 km2)|
|• Water||7.0 sq mi (18 km2) 0.9%|
|• Density||48/sq mi (19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Monroe County is a county on the northeast border of the U.S. state of Mississippi next to Alabama. As of the 2010 census, 36,989 people lived there. Its county seat is Aberdeen. The name is in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 212.