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Our Genealogy Helper for Cotton ...

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

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


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Cotton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Cotton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Cotton is historic, it would have been located within present day York County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of York County: Cleveland (NC), Gaston (NC), Mecklenburg (NC), Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Cotton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Cotton:

  • York County     (The home county of Cotton)
    • Blairsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<3>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
    • McConnells [York County]
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Filbert [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Filbert
    • Newport [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [York County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<3>
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<3>
    • Bowling Green [York County]
    • India Hook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for India Hook
      • India Hook [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for India Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on India Hook
    • Lesslie [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lesslie
      • Lesslie [York County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lesslie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesslie
  • Cherokee County
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gaffney
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<3>
    • Macedonia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Cherokee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<3>
  • Chester County
    • Cabal [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabal
      • Cabal [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabal
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
    • Gayle Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayle Mill
      • Gayle Mill [Chester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayle Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayle Mill
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Eureka Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Mill
      • Eureka Mill [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Mill
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Cornwell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwell
      • Cornwell [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
  • Fairfield County
    • Woodward [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward
      • Woodward [Fairfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward
    • Blair [Fairfield County]
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<3>
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
  • Lancaster County
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
  • Laurens County
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
    • Kinards [Laurens County]
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<3>
  • Newberry County
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<3>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<3>
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<3>
  • Spartanburg County
    • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Pacolet
      • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Pacolet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Pacolet
    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacolet
      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<3>
    • White Stone [Spartanburg County]
    • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowpens<3>
    • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Croft
      • Camp Croft [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Croft
    • Pauline [Spartanburg County]
    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Cross Anchor [Spartanburg County]
    • Drayton [Spartanburg County]
    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
  • Union County
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<3>
    • Bailey Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Bonham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonham
      • Bonham [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonham
    • Jonesville [Union County]
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Red Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Town
      • Red Town [Union County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tuckertown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown
    • Sartor Town [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartor Town
      • Sartor Town [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sartor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartor Town
    • Colerain [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colerain
      • Colerain [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colerain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colerain
  • Cleveland County (NC)
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Plains [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Cleveland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<3>
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
    • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Brittain Village [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brittain Village
      • Brittain Village [Cleveland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brittain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain Village
    • Sharon [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Cleveland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Shelby [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<3>
    • Mooresboro [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresboro
      • Mooresboro [Cleveland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresboro
  • Gaston County (NC)
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<3>
    • Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
      • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<3>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<3>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<3>
    • McAdenville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdenville
      • McAdenville [Gaston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAdenville<3>
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<3>
    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer Mountain
      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Estimated population in 2016: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dellview [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellview
      • Dellview [Gaston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • High Shoals [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Shoals
      • High Shoals [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<3>
  • Rutherford County (NC)
    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<3>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Cotton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Cotton, see our County-by-County Page for Cotton.

Newspapers Published in Cotton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cotton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cotton, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cotton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cotton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Cotton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cotton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cotton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Pinckney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pinckney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pinckney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinckney Cemetery
  • Gist - Giles - Pinckneyville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gist - Giles - Pinckneyville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gist - Giles - Pinckneyville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Reidsville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reidsville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reidsville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Foster - Woolbright Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster - Woolbright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster - Woolbright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton.
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    • Garner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garner Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Cotton.
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    • Scales Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scales Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scales Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scales Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scales Cemetery
    • Philippi Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Philippi Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philippi Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Philippi Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi Cemetery
    • Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wesley Chapel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton.
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    • Spears Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spears Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spears Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spears Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Cotton.
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    • Wood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Cotton.
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    • McKissick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKissick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKissick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKissick Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Cotton.
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    • Free Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Free Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Free Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Free Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Cotton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Cotton itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Cotton, with the one closest to Cotton listed first.

  • Cotton [York County] - Historic
    • While Cotton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton
    • Cotton [York County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Cotton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bullock Creek [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock Creek
    • Bullock Creek [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Cotton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bullock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock Creek
  • Gould [York County] - Historic
    • While Gould was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould [York County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Cotton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gould had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gould have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hoodtown [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodtown
    • Hoodtown [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoodtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoodtown
  • Wilksburg [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilksburg
    • Wilksburg [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cotton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilksburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilksburg
  • Hopewell [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopewell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Blairsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blairsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
    • Kelton [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelton
      • Kelton [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kelton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelton
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Cotton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<3>
    • Baton Rouge [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baton Rouge
      • Baton Rouge [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Baton Rouge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baton Rouge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baton Rouge
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Cotton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickory Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Grove<3>
    • Meador [Union County] - Historic
      • While Meador was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meador
      • Meador [Union County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meador had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meador have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bonham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonham
      • Bonham [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Cotton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bonham had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonham
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Cotton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,609 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Sandy River [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy River
      • Sandy River [Chester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Cotton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandy River had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy River

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cotton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cotton.

Mentions & References for Cotton

Find a Community within South Carolina

About York County

About South Carolina

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

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 Cotton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Cotton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cotton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8315, Longitude: -81.4220       In this case, the coordinates for Cotton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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