About the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce


About the Chamber

The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce includes the communities of Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Greencreek and Keuterville. Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM at the Prairie Community Library, 508 King Street, Cottonwood.

2017 Officers include Greg Wherry President, Dar Forsmann Vice President, Beth Forsman Treasurer, and Candice Williams Secretary.


Welcome to Cottonwood

Welcome to the prairie! The settlement of Cottonwood originated its unique name from the black cottonwood trees that grew along the creek, a species considered the largest poplar in North America. Within 8 miles in three directions are the small communities of Ferdinand, Greencreek and Keuterville. All four of our small communities are located in one of the largest counties in the nation and only 14 miles from the Idaho County seat of Grangeville.

Our community is small, with a population of 2,278 residents including the surrounding area townships. We are a close knit and progressive community which enjoys a healthy business climate, friendly atmosphere and a wide array of available services. We take great pride in our area schools, hospital and medical services. The law is enforced by the Idaho County Sheriff and Cottonwood Police and our crime rate is very low. Our peaceful community provides a secure environment in which to live, raise children, retire and own property. We take care of each other in all walks of life, as seen in our various services including a children's theater, a strong high school sports program, numerous men's and women's social and civic groups and an active Senior Citizens organization, just to name a few.