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Welcome to Cottonwood Falls ...

The city of Cottonwood Falls is located in Chase County<1> and is the County Seat for Chase County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cottonwood Falls has a population of 844 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cottonwood Falls.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Cottonwood Falls: Named by Isaac M. Alexander.

Cottonwood Falls is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Cottonwood Falls is located in the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Cottonwood Falls: 66845<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cottonwood Falls had an population of 844 people. This is a decrease of 6.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cottonwood Falls had a population of 903 people (or 32.37% of the total population of Chase County). This makes Cottonwood Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Cottonwood Falls represents 0.03% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 903 people, the population of Cottonwood Falls decreased 6.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 966 people).

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

Adding Cottonwood Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cottonwood Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cottonwood Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cottonwood Falls on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cottonwood Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Cottonwood Falls ...

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

  • Emporia [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia
    • Emporia [Lyon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Cottonwood Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,502 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporia<7>
  • Americus [Lyon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Americus
    • Americus [Lyon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Cottonwood Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Former name for Americus:
    • Sheridan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<7>
  • Wilsey [Morris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsey
    • Wilsey [Morris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Cottonwood Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
    • Former name for Wilsey:
    • Mildred
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  • Elmdale [Chase County]
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    • Elmdale [Chase County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Cottonwood Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmdale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Matfield Green [Chase County]
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      • Matfield Green [Chase County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Cottonwood Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matfield Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matfield Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matfield Green<7>
    • Dunlap [Morris County]
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      • Dunlap [Morris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Cottonwood Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunlap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dunlap:
      • Hillsborough
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    • Cedar Point [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
      • Cedar Point [Chase County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Cottonwood Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
    • Bazaar [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bazaar
      • Bazaar [Chase County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Cottonwood Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bazaar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bazaar:
      • Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bazaar
    • Saffordville [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saffordville
      • Saffordville [Chase County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Cottonwood Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saffordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Saffordville:
      • Kenyon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saffordville
    • Toledo [Chase County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
      • Toledo [Chase County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Cottonwood Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toledo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo

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 Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cottonwood Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cottonwood Falls. 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 Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood Falls. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cottonwood Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottonwood Falls ...

Looking for more information about Cottonwood Falls? 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 Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood Falls.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cottonwood Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Chase, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Cottonwood Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cottonwood Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottonwood Falls. 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 FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3690, Longitude: -96.5427       In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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