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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Cottonwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cottonwood and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Cottonwood:
    • 61.513333, -149.564167
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Cottonwood
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Cottonwood.

Within Alaska, the name Cottonwood is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 46 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Cottonwood [Henry County].
      • Houston County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Houston County and lies 3,513 miles [5,653.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Cottonwood.
      • Limestone County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Limestone County and lies 3,248 miles [5,227.1 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Cottonwood.
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Apache County and lies 2,450 miles [3,942.9 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Apache County community of Cottonwood.
      • Cochise County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cochise County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Cottonwood.
      • Pinal County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Pinal County and lies 2,577 miles [4,147.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Cottonwood.
      • Yavapai County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Yavapai County and lies 2,468 miles [3,971.9 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Cottonwood.
    • British Columbia
      • This Cottonwood lies 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Cottonwood [San Bernardino County].
      • Shasta County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Shasta County and lies 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km]<2> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Cottonwood.
      • Yolo County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Yolo County and lies 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Cottonwood.
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Douglas County and lies 2,404 miles [3,868.9 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Cottonwood.
      • Gilpin County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Gilpin County and lies 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilpin County community of Cottonwood.
      • Saguache County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Saguache County and lies 2,470 miles [3,975.1 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saguache County community of Cottonwood.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Fayette County and lies 3,403 miles [5,476.6 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Cottonwood.
    • Idaho
      • Idaho County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Idaho County and lies 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Cottonwood.
      • Owyhee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Cottonwood [Owyhee County].
    • Illinois
      • Gallatin County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Gallatin County and lies 3,033 miles [4,881.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Cottonwood.
    • Iowa
      • Lee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Cottonwood [Lee County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Carroll Parish
      • This Cottonwood is located in East Carroll Parish and lies 3,219 miles [5,180.5 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Carroll Parish community of Cottonwood.
      • Vernon Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Cottonwood [Vernon Parish].
    • Minnesota
      • Lyon County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Lyon County and lies 2,429 miles [3,909.1 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Cottonwood.
    • Missouri
      • Adair County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Adair County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Cottonwood.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Fergus County and lies 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Cottonwood.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Cottonwood.
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Cottonwood [Elko County].
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic and although located in Mineral County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Cottonwood.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Cottonwood.
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Cottonwood.
      • San Juan County
      • This Cottonwood is located in San Juan County and lies 2,447 miles [3,938.1 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Cottonwood.
    • Oklahoma
      • Coal County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Coal County and lies 2,959 miles [4,762 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coal County community of Cottonwood.
      • Sequoyah County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Sequoyah County and lies 2,966 miles [4,773.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sequoyah County community of Cottonwood.
    • South Dakota
      • Jackson County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Jackson County and lies 2,258 miles [3,633.9 km]<2> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Cottonwood.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Brazos County and lies 3,171 miles [5,103.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazos County community of Cottonwood.
      • Callahan County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Callahan County and lies 3,000 miles [4,828 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callahan County community of Cottonwood.
      • Erath County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Erath County and lies 3,036 miles [4,886 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erath County community of Cottonwood.
      • Falls County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Cottonwood [Falls County].
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Hidalgo County and lies 3,377 miles [5,434.8 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Cottonwood.
      • Kaufman County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Kaufman County and lies 3,073 miles [4,945.5 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Cottonwood.
      • Liberty County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Liberty County and lies 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Cottonwood.
      • Madison County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Madison County and lies 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Cottonwood.
      • McLennan County
      • This Cottonwood is located in McLennan County and lies 3,090 miles [4,972.9 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLennan County community of Cottonwood.
      • Somervell County
      • Although located in Somervell County, we don't know the location within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somervell County community of Cottonwood.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Davis County and lies 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km]<2> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Cottonwood.
      • Grand County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Grand County and lies 2,298 miles [3,698.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand County community of Cottonwood.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Cottonwood.
    • Wisconsin
      • Price County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Cottonwood [Price County].

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 wonder 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
  • Birchwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Cottonwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Eagle River
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cottonwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
      • John Fitzgerald Kennedy City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Fitzgerald Kennedy City
    • Knik
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knik have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik
      • Knik lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik
    • Meadow Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Cottonwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Cottonwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ada Blackjack Johnson     (Explorer)
    • Sydney Mortimer Laurence     (Artist)

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 beginning in Cottonwood and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cottonwood to Juneau, with an average speed<7>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) 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,981 miles [9,625.5 km] and it lies to the north (N).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,217 miles [8,395.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

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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>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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       In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.086 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.797 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.274 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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