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Welcome to Cotton Valley ...

The town of Cotton Valley is located in Webster Parish<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Cotton Valley: Cotton Vly. (or less commonly used: Cotton Vally. or Cotton Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cotton Valley has a population of 936 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cotton Valley.

Cotton Valley is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Cotton Valley lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Cotton Valley: 71018<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cotton Valley had an population of 936 people. This is a decrease of 7.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cotton Valley had a population of 1,009 people. This makes Cotton Valley the parish's 5th most populous community.

The population of Cotton Valley represents 0.02% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 170th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,009 people, the population of Cotton Valley decreased 15.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,189 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cotton Valley.

Adding Cotton Valley to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Cotton Valley elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Cotton Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Cotton Valley - they are located in Alabama, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cotton Valley.

Communities near Cotton Valley ...

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

  • Minden [Webster Parish]
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    • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cotton Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,840 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<7>
  • Springhill [Webster Parish]
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    • Springhill [Webster Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Cotton Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,772 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springhill<7>
  • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
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    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Cotton Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<7>
  • Cullen [Webster Parish]
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    • Cullen [Webster Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Cotton Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,066 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
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      • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Cotton Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Dealing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Dealing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plain Dealing<7>
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
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      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Cotton Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<7>
    • Doyline [Webster Parish]
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      • Doyline [Webster Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Cotton Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doyline<7>
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Inn
      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Cotton Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Inn
    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
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      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Cotton Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<7>
    • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Cotton Valley
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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 Cotton Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cotton Valley.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cotton Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Cotton Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cotton Valley ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Webster, 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 Cotton Valley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cotton Valley - 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 town (such as Cotton Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cotton Valley 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cotton Valley) 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 Cotton Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cotton Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cotton Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8135, Longitude: -93.4229       In this case, the coordinates for Cotton Valley 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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