Cottonwood is a church community at the intersection of Farm Road 38 and a dirt road just east of Cottonwood Creek and twelve miles west of Paris in western Lamar County. By 1896 Cottonwood School reported one teacher and twenty-two pupils. Maps for 1936 showed the community with a school, a church, and a cluster of dwellings. Students from Cottonwood attended Central Independent School District by 1957 and by 1970 the North Lamar Independent School District. The church and cemetery, along with a few scattered homes, still appeared on maps of the area in 1984.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Vista K. McCroskey | © Texas State Historical Association
At a Glance
Cottonwood is part of or belongs to the following places.
Adopt a Town
The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town, county, or lake of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.
- Adoption Status: ✅
- This place is available for adoption!
- Adopted by:
- Your name goes here
- Dedication Message:
- Your message goes here
Cottonwood is classified as a Town
Has Post Office
Proud to call Texas home?
Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.
Search Places »