The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD, a S. W. county of Minnesota, watered by the Des Moines and affluents of the Big Cottonwood river; area, 725 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 534. The St. Paul and Sioux City and the Winona and St. Peter railroads are to traverse it. The estimated value of farm productions for 1870 was, $14,900; of live stock, $12,420.