Monroeville, California

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For the community in Mendocino County formerly with this name, see Hales Grove, California.

Coordinates: 39°40′40″N 121°58′39″W / 39.67778°N 121.97750°W / 39.67778; -121.97750

Former settlement
Monroeville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°40′40″N 121°58′39″W / 39.67778°N 121.97750°W / 39.67778; -121.97750
Country United States
State California
County Glenn County
Elevation[1] 128 ft (39 m)

Monroeville (also, Munroeville),[2] named for its founder U. P. Monroe, was the county seat of Colusa County from 1851 to 1853.[2] It was located 15 miles (24 km) north of Butte City,[2] near the mouth of Stony Creek in northeastern Glenn County, at an elevation of 128 feet (39 m).[1] The people of the community of Colusa fought for and eventually won the right to become the County Seat in 1853. A post office operated at Monroeville from 1853 to 1862.[2] The area containing Monroeville was eventually absorbed into Glenn County when that county was formed in 1891.[1]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monroeville, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 283. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.