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Cottonwood, Nevada
(Elko County)

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The location of Cottonwood

Welcome to Cottonwood ...

So far, we have found very little information about Cottonwood. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Cottonwood to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cottonwood, please Contact Us.

Cottonwood would have been located within present day Elko County.

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

When the people of Cottonwood referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Cottonwoodite<3>

Cottonwood was founded in 1869.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Cottonwood is 5,340 feet [1,628 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Cottonwood is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Cottonwood was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Cottonwood still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities near Cottonwood ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Barth - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carlin   [Map]   2,324   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coin - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dry Creek - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Elko   [Map]   20,451   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hunter - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cottonwood.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood is located in Elko County, we know of another 2 Nevada communities named Cottonwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clark and Mineral County.

Beyond Nevada, there are 47 communities that are also named Cottonwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arizona (4), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (3), Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico (3), Oklahoma (2), South Dakota, Texas (10), Utah (3) and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cottonwood:

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nevada

About Elko County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elko County:

The official website for State of Nevada:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<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.

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<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 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.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6333, Longitude: -115.8676     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood.

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