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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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