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Potter, Nebraska

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The location of Potter

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Potter.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Potter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Potter and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Potter and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Potter. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Potter.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cheyenne County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cheyenne County sighting report from eBird.

Since Potter is near Kimball County and also Logan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Kimball County

Sighting report for Logan County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Potter.

How Far From Potter to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Potter to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Potter and extending to:

  • Sidney [Map], which is the Seat of Cheyenne County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Potter to Sidney, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,501 miles [12,071.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,431 miles [8,740.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Potter ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Potter.

While the name Potter is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Dallas County

Our profile page for Potter, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Potter

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Polk County

Our profile page for Potter, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Potter   [Map]

Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the Northwest.


Modoc County

Our profile page for Potter, Modoc County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Modoc County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Echols County

Our profile page for Potter, Echols County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Tama County

Our profile page for Potter, Tama County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East.


Atchison County

Our profile page for Potter, Atchison County   [Map]

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Potter, Yates County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Delaware County

Our profile page for Potter, Delaware County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Potter, Fayette County

This community is historic.

Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wood County

Our profile page for Potter, Wood County

This community is historic.

Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Ottawa County

Our profile page for Potter, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Potter   [Map]

Distance: About 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Linn County

Our profile page for Potter, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the West Northwest.

South Dakota

Potter County

Our profile page for Potter, Potter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Potter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Calumet County

Our profile page for Potter, Calumet County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Potter ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crook (CO)   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southeast of Potter   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hayford (CO)   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Huntsman   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Jessica (CO)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Lodgepole   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Oliver   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Piper   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Potter. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ken Sailors

Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at an age of 95. He was buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming) [Map].

Bushnell [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Potter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cheyenne County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cheyenne County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Potter) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2179, Longitude: -103.3155     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Potter to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.892 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.873 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Potter could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Potter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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