Guest, Alabama

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Guest, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Guest is located in Alabama
Guest
Guest
Location within Alabama
Coordinates: 34°25′27″N 85°52′24″W / 34.42417°N 85.87333°W / 34.42417; -85.87333Coordinates: 34°25′27″N 85°52′24″W / 34.42417°N 85.87333°W / 34.42417; -85.87333 
Country United States
State Alabama
County DeKalb
Elevation 1,168 ft (335 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256

Guest is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The community was most likely named for the local Guest family.[2] A post office called Guest was established in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[3] Guest has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Guest, Alabama
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.