Guin, class of 2003, designated 2005, guinal.org
Located in south-central Marion County in the northwest corner of the state, the area that ultimately became Guin was first homesteaded in 1820 as a 680-acre U.S. land grant. After changing hands several times, it was purchased by physician Jerry Guin in 1872, for whom the town was eventually named when the community incorporated in 1899.
With a population of nearly 2,200, Guin is a vibrant community providing a high quality of living and diverse economic opportunities while preserving its past and pursuing its future. Guin took advantage of its prime location along I-22, which was completed in 2016 and connects Memphis to Atlanta via Birmingham, by developing an industrial and commercial site featuring the necessary infrastructure for growth. In addition, for more than two decades Guin has maintained a waterpark with a large waterslide and an Olympic-sized community pool that has continually brought in people from an eight-county region. The area also offers tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic pavilions as well as a separate field to host local baseball games. Guin is also home to the Collins Life Center, a first-of-its-kind senior center/safe shelter in the United State that includes a large multi-purpose room, library, computer lab, card room and warming kitchen.
7500 U.S. Hwy 43, Guin, AL 35563 | 205-468-2242