Monroeville Travel Guide

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Monroeville Overview

Monroeville is a small town of approximately 7,000 population and is the county seat for Monroe County.
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 novel received the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Truman Capote, a childhood neighbor and friend of Harper Lee, grew up in Monroeville. Capote is said to be the inspiration for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Mark Childress, novelist, and Cynthia Tucker, syndicated columnist and winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, were also born in Monroeville.
The old Monroe County Courthouse was used in the filming of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and is used in May each year to recreate the two act play.