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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

Cottonwood is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Cottonwood is located in Callahan County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cottonwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

When the people of Cottonwood refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cottonwoodite<2>

Cottonwood is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood is located in Callahan County, we know of another 9 Texas communities named Cottonwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Brazos, Erath, Falls, Hidalgo, Kaufman, Liberty, Madison, McLennan and Somervell County.

Beyond Texas, 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, Nevada (3), New Mexico (3), Oklahoma (2), South Dakota, Utah (3) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Cottonwood ...

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

  • Cisco
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco <5>
  • Baird
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
    • Baird is located in Callahan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,496 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baird <5>
  • Cross Plains
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Rising Star
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Putnam
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Rowden
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowden
    • Rowden is located in Callahan County
  • Nimrod ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimrod
    • Nimrod is located in Eastland County
  • Belle Plain ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plain
    • Belle Plain is located in Callahan County
  • Cross Cut
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Cut
    • Cross Cut is located in Brown County
  • Burkett
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cottonwood.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottonwood ...

Looking for more information about Cottonwood? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Cottonwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood.

Adding Cottonwood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cottonwood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Cottonwood post office opened in 1883.

We also found Cottonwood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cottonwood.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Callahan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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