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The population of Cottonwood is approximately 1,171 (2005), 1289 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 548 (2000), 553 (2010).

The amount of land area in Cottonwood is 14.253 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cottonwood is 5.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.042 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cottonwood to Washington DC is 725 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 107 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cottonwood is positioned 31.05 degrees north of the equator and 85.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Cottonwood elevation is 163 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Cottonwood.
The Cottonwood city color is Red and Black.

Cottonwood per capita income is $13,111 (2000).
Cottonwood median income is $21,452 (2000).

The Cottonwood median home price is $62,000 (2000).

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Cottonwood location: in the extreme southeast corner of Alabama, about 20 miles from Georgia and approximately five miles from Florida. Dothan, Alabama is 12 miles north and Panama City Beach, Florida is about 75 miles south. Other nearby communities include Madrid, Avon, Cowarts, Ashford and Rehobeth, all in Alabama and Campbellton, Malone and Jacob City all in Florida.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Cottonwood is moderate with average summer temperatures in the low 80's and average winter temperatures in the low 50's. Percipitation tends to occur year-round with peaks in mid-winter and mid-summer. Humidity tends to remain consistently high year-round.
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Cottonwood history:

Cottonwood was incorporated in 1903. The origin of the town's name is unclear as there are conflicting stories. Some say it came from the Cottonwood trees that grew abundantly in the area while others claim that it is in honor of the Wood family that was influential in the settlement.
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Cottonwood attractions:

Cottonwood Hot Mineral Springs
885 Sealy Wells Rd
Cottonwood, AL 36320
The Hot Springs Spaand Motel was destroyed by fire in 2001. The remains lie dormant.

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