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The location of Cottonwood









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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 community 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 and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 567 miles [912.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cottonwood to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,345 miles [5,383.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,981 miles [9,625.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,217 miles [8,395.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Cottonwood.

While the name Cottonwood is unique within Alaska, we know of another 47 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alaska

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AlabamaGeorgiaMinnesotaOklahoma
 
ArizonaIdahoMissouriSouth Dakota
 
British ColumbiaIllinoisMontanaTexas
 
CaliforniaIowaNevadaUtah
 
ColoradoLouisianaNew MexicoWisconsin

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 .

Houston County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,513 miles [5,653.6 km] to the East.

Limestone County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Limestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,248 miles [5,227.1 km] to the East.

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Apache County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,450 miles [3,942.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Pinal County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Pinal County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,577 miles [4,147.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,468 miles [3,971.9 km] to the East Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Cottonwood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Shasta County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Shasta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the Southeast.

Yolo County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Yolo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Douglas County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,404 miles [3,868.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Gilpin County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Gilpin County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Saguache County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Saguache County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,403 miles [5,476.6 km] to the East.

Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Idaho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Owyhee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Gallatin County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,033 miles [4,881.1 km] to the East.

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 .

Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Cottonwood, East Carroll Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 3,219 miles [5,180.5 km] to the East.

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 .

Minnesota

Lyon County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,429 miles [3,909.1 km] to the East.

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 .

Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Fergus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Elko County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

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 .

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 .

San Juan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, San Juan County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Coal County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,959 miles [4,762 km] to the East Southeast.

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Sequoyah County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,966 miles [4,773.3 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,258 miles [3,633.9 km] to the East.

Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Brazos County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,171 miles [5,103.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Callahan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Callahan County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,000 miles [4,828 km] to the East Southeast.

Erath County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Erath County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,036 miles [4,886 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Hidalgo County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,377 miles [5,434.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Kaufman County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,073 miles [4,945.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Liberty County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the East Southeast.

McLennan County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, McLennan County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,090 miles [4,972.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Grand County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Grand County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Cottonwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cottonwood ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Big Lake   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West of Cottonwood   [Map]

Birchwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Eagle River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Farm Loop   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Knik   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadow Lakes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Peters Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cottonwood. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Born as Ada Blackjack Delutuk)

Explorer. She was born in Solomon (Alaska) on Tueday May 10, 1898 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Sunday May 29, 1983 at an age of 85. She was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Blackjack Johnson<9>

Sydney Mortimer Laurence

Artist. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday October 14, 1865 and died in Anchorage (Alaska) on Thursday September 12, 1940 at an age of 74. He was buried at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (Anchorage Municipality, Alaska) [Map].

Anchorage [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sydney Mortimer Laurence

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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 State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<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 angle) to Jerusalem is 4.086 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.797 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.274 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cottonwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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