Monroeville, Alabama

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Monroeville, Alabama
Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville
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
 • 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.