Cottonwood Shores

Cottonwood Shores is an incorporated community located on Farm Road 2147 about fifteen miles southwest of Burnet in southern Burnet County. By the early 1970s Cottonwood Shores was shown on county maps as a residential development situated along the Colorado River just below Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The community incorporated around 1987 and established a mayor-council form of city government. In 1990 the population was 548. That figure had increased to 877 by 2000. Cottonwood Shores has its own police department and volunteer fire department, as well as a community theater. Cottonwood Community Church serves an interdenominational congregation.

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Laurie E. Jasinski | © TSHA

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Place type

Cottonwood Shores is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.55517020
Longitude: -98.32674700

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Cottonwood Shores by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Cottonwood Shores
Pop. Year Source
1,403 2020 United States Census Bureau
1,345 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,123 2010 United States Census Bureau
877 2000 United States Census Bureau
548 1990 United States Census Bureau