Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 231.
MONROE COUNTY, situated in the south part of Alabama, with Alabama river on the west. Area, 980 square miles. Face of the country even; soil sterile. Seat of justice, Monroeville. Pop. in 1820, 8,838; in 1830, 8,784; in 1840, 10,680; in 1850, 12,013.