Coden, Alabama

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This article is about the community in the United States. For the bibliographic identifier, see CODEN.
Coden, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Coden, Alabama is located in Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Coden, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
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
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36523
Area code(s) 251

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


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, Codanco.[1] Beginning in the late 1800s the area became known for its resorts, but a hurricane in 1906 ended the hotel business.[2]


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]