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Coden is an unincorporated community coastal fishing village in southern Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Located near Bayou la Batre, it lies across the Mississippi Sound from Dauphin Island.[1]

Coden, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama is located in Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coden, Alabama is located in the US
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama (the US)
Coordinates: 30°22′59″N 88°14′18″W / 30.38306°N 88.23833°W / 30.38306; -88.23833Coordinates: 30°22′59″N 88°14′18″W / 30.38306°N 88.23833°W / 30.38306; -88.23833
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code36523
Area code(s)251

HistoryEdit

The name of the community is derived from Bayou Coden, the bayou that it is situated upon. Bayou Coden is an English translation of the original French name, Coq d' Inde.[1] Beginning in the late 1800s the area became known for its resorts, but a hurricane in 1906 ended the hotel business.[2]

GeographyEdit

Coden is located at 30°22′59″N 88°14′18″W / 30.38306°N 88.23833°W / 30.38306; -88.23833 and has an elevation of 7 feet (2 m).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coden, Alabama
  2. ^ "Portersville Revival Group: Annual Letter". Portersville Revival Group. 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2010.