Monroeville, Alabama

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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: 31°31′5″N 87°19′39″W / 31.51806°N 87.3275°W / 31.51806; -87.3275Coordinates: 31°31′5″N 87°19′39″W / 31.51806°N 87.3275°W / 31.51806; -87.3275
Country United States
State Alabama
County Monroe
Area
 • Total 13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Land 13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,862
 • Density 530/sq mi (203/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 36460-36462
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-50192
GNIS feature ID 0152359

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.