A County Older Than The State

A County Older Than The State (HMW4K)

Location: Monroeville, AL 36460 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 31.655', W 87° 19.451'

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Monroe County

Created in 1815 by proclamation of Governor of Mississippi Territory from lands ceded by Creek Indians in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814.

Named for President James Monroe, fifth President of U.S.., 1817-25, who purchased Florida from Spain, proclaimed the "Monroe Doctrine."

First county seat at Ft. Claiborne, 1815-32.
Gen. F. L. Claiborne built fort in 1813 as base of operations against Creek Indians.

In 1832 County seat moved to Monroeville,earlier called Walker's Mill for first white settler.

(See other side for earlier history)

Throughout colonial times this area was claimed as part of

Florida —- By Spain 1519-1700
Louisiana —- by France 1700-1763
West Florida —- By England 1763-1780
West Florida —- By Spain 1780-1795

Spain ceded area to U.S. in 1795; in turn it was then part of
Mississippi Territory 1798-1817
Alabama Territory 1817-1819
State of Alabama Since 1819
HM NumberHMW4K
Year Placed1958
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 469223 N 3488119
Decimal Degrees31.52758333, -87.32418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.655', W 87° 19.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 39.30" N, 87° 19' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65 N Alabama Ave, Monroeville AL 36460, US
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