The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Monroe (North Carolina)
MONROE, N. C., city, county-seat of Union County, on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, about 120 miles in direct line southwest of Raleigh. It is in a cotton-growing region, and nearby are gold mines. Municipal enterprise includes waterworks and electric-lighting plant. The chief industrial establishments are cotton mills, cotton gins, lumber mills and iron works, with an active trade in their products, and tobacco. Pop. 4,500.