Coden, Alabama

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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
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, United States. Located near Bayou la Batre, it lies across the Mississippi Sound from Dauphin Island.[1] The name of the town comes from Coq d'Inde, which is French for "Turkey".[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coden, Alabama
  2. ^ "Coden, Alabama", Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2016-09-30, retrieved 2018-06-26 
  3. ^ "Portersville Revival Group: Annual Letter". Portersville Revival Group. 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2010.