Monroe, Virginia

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Monroe, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Monroe, Virginia is located in Virginia
Monroe, Virginia
Monroe, Virginia
Monroe, Virginia is located in the US
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.

Speed the Plough, a farm located in Monroe, 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]

In popular culture[edit]

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").

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.