Historic Downtown Monroeville

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Monroeville Main Street is a place where the power of words has shaped how we are seen and how we portray ourselves. Dubbed the “Literary Capital of Alabama,” Monroeville produced writers who have gone on to influence our state, our country, and the world. We are the home to authors of fiction, nonfiction, journalism, essays, poetry and music.

We are a small Alabama town, built on timber and farms, grown through the complex weave of manufacturing, and matured through the mixture of resident, who have come here, and who have returned here to enjoy our incredible natural surroundings.

Here the turn of a phrase means more than writing on a page. We are a friendly hello on the street, a warm welcome at a locally-owned shop, a blessing over a home-cooked meal, a sincere thank you for visiting and a comforting voice in a time of need. We are a place where words written and spoken can become words to live by.

We are writing the next page of our future. We are reinventing our downtown with new shops, restaurants, services and events. Generations gather on the square to watch movies, parades and a remarkable play.

We invite you to be part of our story. Ours is a remarkable historic narrative, a tale of a community that comes together and a place scripting a bright future.