Monroeville, Alabama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Monroeville, Alabama
City
Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville
Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville
Location in Monroe County and the state of Alabama
Location in Monroe County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:ISO 3166/data/US' not found.
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMonroe
Area
 • Total13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Land13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation413 ft (126 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total6,862
 • Density530/sq mi (203/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes36460-36462
Area code(s)251
FIPS code01-50192
GNIS feature ID0152359

Monroeville is a city in Monroe County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census, the population was 6,862. The city is the county seat of Monroe County.

Literary fame[change | change source]

Author Harper Lee was born and raised in Monroeville. In her book To Kill a Mockingbird, the fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on her hometown. The book received the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.