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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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:
    • 34.739549, -112.009782
    • 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
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Yavapai County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Yavapai County
    • Since Cottonwood is near Coconino County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Coconino County
  • 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.

There are three communities within Arizona that are also named Cottonwood.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 44 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 44 communities, 46 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arizona ...
    • Apache County
      • This Cottonwood is located in Apache County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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<2> and although located in Cochise County, we don't know where within the county.
      • 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 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the south of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Cottonwood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> 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 1,564 miles [2,517 km]<1> to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Cottonwood.
    • Alaska
      • This Cottonwood lies 2,468 miles [3,971.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • British Columbia
      • This Cottonwood lies 1,358 miles [2,185.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> 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 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 613 miles [986.5 km] to the west northwest of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 517 miles [832 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 501 miles [806.3 km] to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 417 miles [671.1 km] to the east northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km]<1> to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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<2> 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 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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.<3> 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 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km]<1> to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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.<3> 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 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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<2> and although located in Adair County, we don't know where within the county.
      • 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 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the north of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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<2> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • 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 county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Cottonwood.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • 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 county.
      • 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 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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.<3> 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 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the east southeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the east southeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the east southeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the east of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 county.
      • 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 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the north of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 336 miles [540.7 km] to the north northeast of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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 408 miles [656.6 km] to the north of the Cottonwood that is located in Yavapai County.
      • 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.<3> 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.

  • Centerville [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Yavapai County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Cottonwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
  • Cornville [Yavapai County]
  • Jerome [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Jordan [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Yavapai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Page Springs [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page Springs
      • Page Springs [Yavapai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page Springs
    • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheeps Crossing
      • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheeps Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheeps Crossing
    • Smelter City [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter City
      • Smelter City [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Cottonwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter City

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 ...
    • Virginia Lee Corbin     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Tueday December 5, 1911 and died in Winfield (Illinois) on Friday June 5, 1942 at the age of 30. She is buried at Westlawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Prescott is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Lee Corbin<6>
    • Rosemary DeCamp     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Monday November 14, 1910 and died in Torrance (California) on Tueday February 20, 2001 at the age of 90.
      • Prescott is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosemary DeCamp<6>
    • Daryl Dragon     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1942 and died in Prescott (Arizona) on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the age of 76.
      • Prescott is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Dragon<6>
    • John Sidney McCain, III     (Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war)
      • Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war. He was born in Coco Solo (Panama Canal Zone) on Saturday August 29, 1936 and died in Cornville (Arizona) on Saturday August 25, 2018 at the age of 82. He is buried at United States Naval Academy Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland).
      • Cornville is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Cottonwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Sidney McCain, III<6>
    • Dorothy Ritter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Sunday April 4, 1915 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday November 5, 2003 at the age of 88. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Yavapai County, Arizona).
      • Prescott is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cottonwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ritter<6>

How Far From Cottonwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city 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 ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cottonwood to Prescott, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,367 miles [11,856 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,133 miles [13,088.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,078 miles [9,781.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Yavapai County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cottonwood: www.ci.cottonwood.az.us/

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.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.

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: 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: 34.7395, Longitude: -112.0098    
<2>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.
<3>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 county. 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.
<4>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.
<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 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 331.302 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.219 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.119 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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