Monroe County Alabama
Monroe County Alabama, located in the southwest part of the state, has a population of 23, 068. The county seat is Monroeville Alabama. For thousands of years the area was inhabited by indigenous peoples. In historic times, it was primarily the territory of the Creek peoples, who became known to European-American settlers as one of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast.
Monroe County Alabama Cities:
Monroeville is the county seat of Monroe County. The town was initially known as Walker’s Mill and Store, named for Major Walker, the area’s first white settler. In 1832, the county seat was relocated to Monroeville from Claiborne on the Alabama River. The settlement was briefly renamed “Centerville” due to its location in the center of the county, but then it was formally changed to Monroeville. The town was not formally incorporated until April 15, 1899.
Monroe County Alabama Towns:
Frisco City Alabama
Monroe County Alabama Communities:
Buena Vista Alabama
Burnt Corn Alabama
Old Salem Alabama
Old Texas Alabama
Perdue Hill Alabama
River Ridge Alabama
Scratch Ankle Alabama
Tunnel Springs Alabama
Monroe County Alabama Ghost Towns:
Situated near the Federal Road, Claiborne began during the Mississippi Territory period with a ferry over the river. During the Creek War a large stockade fort, named Fort Claiborne, was established at the site by General Ferdinand Claiborne. He used the fort as a base for the invasion of the Creek nation with the Regular Army of the United States, the Lower Tombigbee Militia, and friendly Choctaw. The community of Claiborne began in 1816, on the former fort site.
Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Claiborne, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Bells Landing Alabama
Latitude N31 47.813′ Longitude W97 25.298′ 31.80337, -87.41109
Located five miles north of Franklin Alabama.
For addional information on the area, see: Bell’s Landing Presbyterian Church at Bell’s Landing, AL (established 1819, present church built ca. 1927)
Dates from 1891. About two miles west-southwest of Wainwright Alabama
Location: 31.6426200658589, -87.51335713005668
About four miles east-northeast of Claiborne Alabama.
Latitude N31 22.179′ Longitude W87 35.962′ 31.36666666666667, -87.59933333333333
About six miles northeast of Chrysler Alabama. West of intersection of County Road 1 and railroad tracks.
Manistee is an unincorporated community in Monroe County.Manistee was a logging town, and was home to the Manistee Mill Company, Bear Creek Mill Company and Runyan-Burgoyne Lumber Company.
Latitude N31 32.301′ Longitude W87 16.684′
About three miles east-northeast of Monroeville Alabama,
Monroe County Alabama Historic Destinations
Veterans Memorial Park
William Travis House
Monroe County Museum
Rickard’s Mill Historical Park
Monroe County Alabama Map