Introduction to Cottonwood, Arizona
Cottonwood, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 37 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 89 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is included in the Flagstaff metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 9,179 people lived in Cottonwood.
Cottonwood was officially incorporated as a city in 1960. The earliest inhabitants of the area were the Yavapai, Sinagua and Apache Native Americans. The Anglo settlers in the community farmed and provided different goods to the soldiers at Camp Verde. Jimmy Douglas and William Clark developed major smelters in the 1910s. A wastewater collection system and treatment plant was established in the year 1990, it was the first of its kind in the Verde Valley.
Cottonwood and nearby Attractions
- Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness
- Sedona Arts Center
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
- Clemenceau Heritage Museum
- Oak Creek Canyon Natural Area
- Slide Rock State Park
Things To Do In Cottonwood
Some of the notable locations in the community include Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and Clemenceau Heritage Museum. The Verde Santa Fe Golf Course is a well facilitated golf course in the neighborhood, which offers a host of recreational facilities to the golf enthusiasts. The numerous parks in the community include Garrison Park, Lions Club Park and Cottonwood Kids Park. Local museums include the Sedona Arts Center and the Clemenceau Heritage Museum. Local festivals include the Verde Valley Fair every April and the Verde River Days every September.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Ernest A. Love Field Airport.
Cottonwood Higher Education
Higher education is available from Yavapai College, Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College.