Monroe, Virginia

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Monroe, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Monroe, Virginia is located in Virginia
Monroe, Virginia
Monroe, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°30′08″N 79°07′40″W / 37.50222°N 79.12778°W / 37.50222; -79.12778Coordinates: 37°30′08″N 79°07′40″W / 37.50222°N 79.12778°W / 37.50222; -79.12778
Country United States
State Virginia
County Amherst
Elevation 718 ft (219 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 434
GNIS feature ID 1499756[1]

Monroe is an unincorporated community in Amherst County, Virginia, United States. Monroe is located along U.S. Route 29 6.1 miles (9.8 km) north of Lynchburg.

The town was referenced in the ballad "Wreck of the Old 97" (They gave him his orders at Monroe, Virginia/Saying, "Steve, you're way behind time").

Speed the Plough was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Monroe has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


Monroe is referred to in the TV series "The Blacklist" as the small Virginia USA town where a book depository for prisons receives coded requests from prisoners to an amnesty group for justice to be had as retribution against law enforcement officials who put innocent suspects behind bars.