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

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Our information shows that the community of Cotton Port is historic. The information below applies to the area where Cotton Port would have been located.

Typical Abbreviation: Cotton Prt.

Time Zone: The area where Cotton Port was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)<2>

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (423)

Elevation: 700 feet [213.36 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Cotton Port:

Lat:   35.483400°   (or 35°29'0" N)

Lon:   -84.881900°   (or -84°52'54" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Big Spring<5>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Cotton Port

GNIS ID:   1309889

FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Cotton Port)

About Meigs County

The community of Decatur is the County Seat for Meigs County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Meigs)


2019 Est:<6>     12,358   (5.15% increase since 2010)  
2010     11,753   (6.02% increase since 2000)
2000:     11,086

Total Area:<7>   216.7 sq. miles [561.4 km²]   - of which 9.98% is water (21.63 sq. miles [56 km²])

Housing Units: <8>   5,628

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Meigs

GNIS ID:   1639775

FIPS State / County Code:   47 / 121

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Cotton Port)

About Tennessee

From the US Census


2019 Est:     6,830,325   (7.63% increase since 2010)  
2010:     6,346,105   (11.54% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,689,283

Websites for State of Tennessee

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Tennessee

GNIS ID:   1325873

FIPS State:   47

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Cotton Port)

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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 Port, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>While Cotton Port is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area to the west is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cotton Port - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Cotton Port, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<5>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Cotton Port.
<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cotton Port. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).


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