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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

The town of Cottonwood is located in Houston County<1>.

The location of Cottonwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Cottonwood refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cottonwoodite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cottonwood has a population of 1,255 people<4> (see below for details).

Cottonwood is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Cottonwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Cottonwood (for example, toward Iron City (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Cottonwood: (334)

The ZIP code for Cottonwood: 36320<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cottonwood had an population of 1,255 people. This is a decrease of 2.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cottonwood had a population of 1,289 people. This makes Cottonwood the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Cottonwood represents 0.03% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,289 people, the population of Cottonwood increased 10.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,170 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cottonwood.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood is located in Houston County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Cottonwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Henry and Limestone County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 47 communities that are also named Cottonwood - they are located in Alaska, 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.

Communities near Cottonwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cottonwood.

  • Dothan [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
    • Dothan [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,941 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dothan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan<8>
  • Cedar Springs [Early County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
    • Cedar Springs [Early County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,997 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Springs<8>
  • Marianna [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marianna
    • Marianna [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marianna<8>
  • Taylor [Houston County]
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    • Taylor [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,428 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kinsey [Houston County]
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      • Kinsey [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinsey
    • Ashford [Houston County]
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      • Ashford [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford<8>
    • Graceville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceville
      • Graceville [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graceville<8>
    • Malone [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
      • Malone [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone<8>
    • Cowarts [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts<8>
    • Slocomb [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocomb
      • Slocomb [Geneva County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocomb<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cottonwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cottonwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cottonwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood. See our Newspapers 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cottonwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 town'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cottonwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cottonwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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.

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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0552, Longitude: -85.2999       In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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