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Welcome to Pottsville ...

The city of Pottsville is located in Pope County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pottsville has a population of 3,327 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Pottsville, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 7, 1897.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Pottsville: Named after Kirkbride Potts.

In the past, Pottsville was named Pott's Inn and Pott's Station. For more information about the names of Pottsville, see The Names of Pottsville on our Genealogy Page.

Pottsville is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pottsville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Pottsville: (479)

The ZIP code for Pottsville: 72858<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pottsville had an population of 3,327 people. This is an increase of 17.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 161.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pottsville had a population of 2,838 people. This makes Pottsville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Pottsville represents 0.1% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,838 people, the population of Pottsville increased 123.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,271 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pottsville.

Adding Pottsville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Pottsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Pottsville elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a William Bradley Map (1889).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pottsville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Pottsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Pottsville - they are located in Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pottsville.

Communities near Pottsville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pottsville.

  • Russellville [Pope County]
  • Morrilton [Conway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrilton
    • Morrilton [Conway County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,645 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrilton<6>
  • Dardanelle [Yell County]
  • Atkins [Pope County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
    • Atkins [Pope County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dover [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Pope County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<6>
    • Ola [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ola
      • Ola [Yell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ola<6>
    • London [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Pope County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,067 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for London<6>
    • Oppelo [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oppelo
      • Oppelo [Conway County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oppelo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oppelo
    • Hector [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
      • Hector [Pope County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hector<6>
    • Adona [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adona
      • Adona [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adona

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pottsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pottsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pottsville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pottsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pottsville. See our Newspapers Page for Pottsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pottsville ...

Looking for more information about Pottsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pottsville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pottsville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Pope County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pottsville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Pope, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pottsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pottsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Pottsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pottsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pottsville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pottsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pottsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pottsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2489, Longitude: -93.0489    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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