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Monroe County Alabama History and Profile:

Monroe County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. As of 2000, the population was 24,324. Its county seat is Monroeville.

Monroe County was established on June 29, 1815. It is known as the county older than the state.

The county seat, Monroeville, is the home of two notable authors, Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee, who were childhood neighbors. Novelist Mark Childress and journalist Cynthia Tucker are also Monroe County natives. In 1997 the Alabama legislature designated Monroeville and Monroe County the “Literary Capital of Alabama.” Also home to Derek Johnson, native of Excel, Alabama, who is a country music agent and manager in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Daryle Singletary, Confederate Railroad, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and many more.

The county has been declared a disaster area twice due to extensive hurricane damage: in September 1979 due to Hurricane Frederic, and in September 2004 due to Hurricane Ivan.

Monroe County is home to several attractions, such as the Alabama River Museum, the Monroe County Heritage Museum, and the Courthouse Museum which hosts the annual stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The county also contains Claude Kelly State Park.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Monroe County, Alabama:

* Monroeville

Towns

* Beatrice
* Excel
* Frisco City
* Vredenburgh

Unincorporated communities

* Buena Vista
* Burnt Corn
* Mexia
* Old Salem
* Perdue Hill
* Peterman
* Tunnel Springs
* Uriah

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Monroe County Government

Monroe County/Monroeville Chamber of Commerce

Monroe County Public Library
121 Pineville Road
Monroeville, AL 36460

Monroe County Historic Places

Dellet Plantation
Monroeville Downtown Historic District
New Hope Baptist Church
Old Monroe County Courthouse
Robbins Hotel

Monroe County Genealogy Resources

Monroe County ALGenWeb Site

Monroe County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Monroe County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1816 Monroe County Census Index

1816 Monroe County Census Transcription

1830 Federal Census Index & Transcription

1840 Federal Census Index & Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription – Main Index, transcription and includes Slave Schedule

1860 Federal Census Index – Index of Burnt Corn and slave schedule index

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Mulatto Residents

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Monroe County

Monroe County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Monroe County, AL at
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News Related to Monroe County, AL

“Monroe County” al – Google News

Monroe County 911 back in service – Monroe Evening News

Monroe County 911 back in service
Monroe Evening News
Monroe County Central Dispatch Director Al Frank said a technician was on-site as the system was being prepared for an upgrade. A technical issue then caused the system to shut down. At that point, a backup plan with Washtenaw County took effect.

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Suspect in Monroe deputy shooting had no local criminal history – Macon Telegraph (blog)


Macon Telegraph (blog)
Suspect in Monroe deputy shooting had no local criminal history
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Court records show he divorced in Bibb County in 1993 and got a speeding ticket in Monroe County in 2003. Records dating to 1990 list addresses for him in five different states. In 1990, he lived in Auburn, Alabama, before returning to the midstate

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Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Receives Life Sentence – TWC News

Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Receives Life Sentence
TWC News
NEW YORK — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced in Lower Manhattan Tuesday morning to life in prison after being convicted of serving as al-Qaeda's spokesman after the September 11th attacks. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is the highest ranking …

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UPDATE: Macon-Bibb committee approves Sunday voting – 13WMAZ

UPDATE: Macon-Bibb committee approves Sunday voting
13WMAZ
Commissioner Al Tillman sponsored a resolution to cover the costs of a Sunday vote. That will be … Monroe County is still discussing the possibility but says they likely won't open a Sunday poll, while Peach County says it has not taken up the issue yet.




Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 19 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 19
Alabama’s News Leader
Satsuma 36, Monroe County 6. Scottsboro 24, Lee-Huntsville 17. Section 33, West End 21. Shades Valley 49, Woodlawn 13. Sheffield 48, West Morgan 14. Shelby County 17, Marbury 14. Sidney Lanier 9, B.T. Washington 6. Sipsey Valley 20, Montevallo 7
Friday's ScoresSFGate

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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hits Monroe County Saturday night – WATE-TV

Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hits Monroe County Saturday night
WATE-TV
… is part of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone, and although the area is not known for intense earthquakes, it is one of the most active areas in the Southeast. The largest known earthquake in the Southeast happened in 2003 near Fort Payne, Alabama.

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