Guin, Alabama

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Guin, Alabama
Location in Marion County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marion County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°58′23″N 87°55′0″W / 33.97306°N 87.91667°W / 33.97306; -87.91667
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMarion
Area
 • Total12.5 sq mi (32.3 km2)
 • Land12.5 sq mi (32.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,389
 • Density191.1/sq mi (74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35563
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-32224
GNIS feature ID0154458

Guin is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,389.

On April 3, 1974, Guin was devastated by an F5 tornado during the Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak on record. The death toll in Guin was 30, which, at the time, was 11% of the population.