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Monroeville, Alabama




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Location in Monroe County and the state of Alabama
Location in Monroe County and the state of Alabama
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMonroe
Area
 • Total13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Land13.1 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
413 ft (126 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total6,862
 • Density530/sq mi (203/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36460-36462
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

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.




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