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Cottonwood, Utah
(Salt Lake County)

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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

Cottonwood is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

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

Cottonwood is 4,380 feet [1,335 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Cottonwood is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cottonwood lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Cottonwood: (801) and (385)<4>

Adding Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cottonwood on a .

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

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

While we believe that this Cottonwood is located in Salt Lake County, we know of another 2 Utah communities named Cottonwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Davis and Grand County.

Beyond Utah, 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, Texas (10) 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.

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<6>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley City
    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<6>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<6>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Cottonwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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      • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<6>
    • Lehi [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
      • Lehi [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<6>
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<6>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<6>
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottonwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>

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.

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, 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>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottonwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottonwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6603, Longitude: -111.8352    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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