Total Population:
1,236
   
Total Households:    463
 
Government Structure: Town Council
 

Major Employer: CME Corporation
 
 
Brief Early History: 
 
The village of Monroeville was platted in 1852 by Jacob and John Barnhart in anticipation of the railroad which was built in 1854.  For the first 10 years, it existed primarily as a mail station stop on the railroad.  After the start of the Civil War, the town experienced rapid growth due to an increase in the trade and manufacturing of barrel staves and headings for oil refineries and other wood products.  Monroeville was incorporated as a town in 1866.     
 
Source for Demographics: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000
Sources for History:
B.J. Griswold and Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor, History of Fort Wayne and Allen County.   Vol. 1 Robert O. Law Company, Chicago: 1917
Glass, Wendell C., The towns of Allen County 1967
Website, NewAllen Alliance / Town of Monroeville

 



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