About Guin, Alabama
Surrounded by beautiful rolling green hills near the Bankhead National Forest, the Natchez Trace and the Tennessee River Valley, Guin has been known as the “Community of Good Living” since the late 1800’s. This name is attributed to the friendliness of the city’s inhabitants.
Guin has a mission that is committed to partnering with all citizens to enrich the quality of life while meeting the needs of a changing community. The community has a long history in textile and housing industries. Guin has been home to the fortune 100 company 3M for over 50 years, WoodPerfect Inc. since 1988, and Deer Valley Homebuilders since 2004. In 2003, Guin’s vibrant community was honored by being selected as a pilot city for the Alabama Communities of Excellence Program, making the city the only one out of 8 to be chosen statewide. Guin today has been pro-active on updating our downtown area to attract new businesses. The recent purchasing of Commercial and Industrial property on a major interchange on I-22 will bring in new citizens, businesses, and jobs.
The city of Guin was established as a railroad town in 1889 on the site of Dr. Jeremiah Guin’s farm. This was the site where the Frisco Railroad met between Memphis, TN and Birmingham, AL.
The City of Guin is committed to partnering with all citizens to enrich the quality of life while meeting the needs of an ever-changing community.