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Cottonwood, Arizona (U.S.)

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Photo of Cottonwood in background from Jerome Arizona. Photo: The Verde Independent.

 

Designated

2019

Category

International Dark Sky Community

Address

827 North Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
U.S.

Contact

Scott Ellis
Website
Tel.: 928-634-5526

Land Area

43 km2

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About

Cottonwood was incorporated in November 1960. It is located in Yavapai County, between Prescott and Sedona. Cottonwood has grown from a small farming community to the Verde Valley’s population center.

The Verde Valley includes about 714 square miles located in the geographic center of Arizona, about 100 miles north of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Verde River runs through the valley from northwest to southeast and is augmented by flows from Sycamore Canyon, Oak Creek, Beaver Creek, and West Clear Creek. The area has a variety of physical beauty with the red rocks and Mogollon Rim to the north and east, and the Black Hills and Mingus Mountain dominating the western and southern portions of the valley. Since 2001 Cottonwood has pursued the acquisition of the private water companies serving the area and with those acquisitions the City of Cottonwood has become a fullservice municipality.

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