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Cotton
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Coordinates: 47°10′10″N 92°28′35″W / 47.16944°N 92.47639°W / 47.16944; -92.47639Coordinates: 47°10′10″N 92°28′35″W / 47.16944°N 92.47639°W / 47.16944; -92.47639
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township Cotton Township
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 • Total 60
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55724
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 661050

Cotton is an unincorporated community in Cotton Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located 36 miles (58 km) north of the city of Duluth at the junction of U.S. Highway 53 (U.S. 53) and Saint Louis County Road 52 (CR 52). Cotton is located 27 miles south of the city of Virginia.

Cotton is generally considered the half way point between the cities of Duluth and Virginia.

The Whiteface River flows through the community.

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).

Climate data for Cotton, Minnesota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -7.8
(18)
-3.9
(25)
2.8
(37)
11.1
(52)
18.3
(65)
23.3
(74)
25.6
(78)
24.4
(76)
18.9
(66)
11.7
(53)
2.2
(36)
-5.6
(22)
10
(50)
Average low °C (°F) -21.7
(-7)
-18.3
(-1)
-11.1
(12)
-3.3
(26)
2.8
(37)
8.3
(47)
11.1
(52)
10
(50)
5
(41)
0
(32)
-8.3
(17)
-17.2
(1)
-3.9
(25)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
30
(1.2)
53
(2.1)
66
(2.6)
109
(4.3)
114
(4.5)
89
(3.5)
84
(3.3)
61
(2.4)
38
(1.5)
23
(0.9)
704
(27.7)
Source: Weatherbase
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
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