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Cottonwood, Arizona
(Apache County)

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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

Cottonwood is located in Apache County<1>.

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

Cottonwood is 6,060 feet [1,847 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Cottonwood is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cottonwood lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Cottonwood, you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

Cottonwood lies within the (928) area code.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood is located in Apache County, we know of another 3 Arizona communities named Cottonwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cochise, Pinal and Yavapai County.

Beyond Arizona, there are 47 communities that are also named Cottonwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, 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.

  • Blue Gap [Apache County]
  • Low Mountain [Navajo County]
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    • Low Mountain [Navajo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Cottonwood
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  • Coyote Springs [Apache County]
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    • Coyote Springs [Apache County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Cottonwood
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  • Pinon [Navajo County]
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    • Chinle [Apache County]
    • Steamboat [Apache County]
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      • Steamboat [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the south of Cottonwood
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    • Rough Rock [Apache County]
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      • Rough Rock [Apache County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jeddito [Navajo County]
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      • Jeddito [Navajo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeddito have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Keams Canyon [Navajo County]
    • Many Farms [Apache County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling 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.

We 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.

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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About Apache 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Apache, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.

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 for our own planning, 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: 36.0725, Longitude: -109.8928    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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