Monroeville, the county seat of Monroe County, Alabama., is located on U.S. Highway 84. This east-west route, also known as the El Camino East/West Corridor, links Brunswick, Ga. in the east to El Paso, Tex. in the west. It is located a short drive from U.S. I-65, a crucial North/South route in the eastern portion of the United States. Monroeville also lies between two important cities, the state capital of Montgomery and the Port of Mobile.
Monroeville, known as a “county older than the state,” is named for James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States. Monroeville is the home of two notable authors, Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Nelle Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize winning author of, To Kill a Mockingbird. Monroeville is identified as “The Literary Capital of Alabama” because of its history to produce many famous writers, others which include, Mike Stewart, Cynthia Tucker and Mark Childress (to name a few).
Monroeville is recognized as an “Alabama Community of Excellence” which distinguishes the City as one of the top places to live in Alabama. In order to receive this designation, the city met its highest standards in leadership, planning, economic development, and quality of life.
Currently, there are 6,500 residents inside the city limits of Monroeville and approximately 24,000 in Monroe County. For other statistical information, please click here.
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