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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

The location of Cottonwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Cottonwood refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cottonwoodite<2>

Cottonwood is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cottonwood lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cottonwood lies within the (907) area code.

Communities near Cottonwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Cottonwood and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Chugiak   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gateway   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Houston   [Map]   2,347   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Knik   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lakes   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Cottonwood.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Cottonwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona (4), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (3), Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada (3), New Mexico (3), Oklahoma (2), South Dakota, Texas (10), Utah (3) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cottonwood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cottonwood:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottonwood ...

Looking for more information about Cottonwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Cottonwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cottonwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood.

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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 State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cottonwood refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cottonwood may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5133, Longitude: -149.5642     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood.

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