Cottonton is an unincorporated community in Russell County, Alabama, United States. Cottonton is located along County Route 4 near Alabama State Route 165, 11.8 miles (19.0 km) south-southeast of Seale. Cottonton has a post office with ZIP code 36851.
Cottonton , Alabama
|Elevation||220 ft (70 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||116693|
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cottonton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. 
Below are photographs taken in Cottonton as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:
- "Cottonton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Russell County, Alabama General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved March 11, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- Climate Summary for Cottonton, Alabama
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