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Cottonwood, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Cottonwood.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Cottonwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Cottonwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Cottonwood to:

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cottonwood to Dothan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Cottonwood.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Cottonwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 45 communities in the United States and Canada - with 46 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Henry County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Limestone County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Cottonwood   [Map]
Distance: About 3,513 miles [5,653.6 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the West Northwest

Cochise County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Cochise County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Cochise County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pinal County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km] to the West Northwest

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the West Northwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Cottonwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,380 miles [3,830.2 km] to the Northwest

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, San Bernardino County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shasta County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the West Northwest

Yolo County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Douglas County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the Northwest

Gilpin County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Gilpin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the Northwest

Saguache County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Saguache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the North Northeast

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the Northwest

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Owyhee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Lee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Cottonwood, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West Northwest

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Vernon Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Vernon Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Lyon County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Adair County
This community is historic.
Although located in Adair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Clark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Elko County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the West Northwest

Mineral County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Mineral County
This community is historic.
Although located in Mineral County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Juan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Coal County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the West Northwest

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Sequoyah County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West

Callahan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Callahan County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the West

Erath County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the West

Falls County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Falls County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Falls County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West Northwest

Liberty County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West

Madison County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the West

McLennan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West

Somervell County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Somervell County
Although located in Somervell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the West Northwest

Grand County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Grand County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Price County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Price County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Price County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cottonwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Cottonwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottonwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottonwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0552, Longitude: -85.2999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Cottonwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.628 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.735 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.232 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cottonwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cottonwood.



 
 
 

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