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Welcome to Potosi ...

The Town of Potosi is located in Grant County<1>.

The location of Potosi has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Potosi has a population of 885 people<3> (see below for details).

Potosi is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Potosi is located in the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Potosi had an population of 885 people. This is an increase of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Potosi had a population of 849 people. This makes Potosi the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Potosi represents 0.01% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1026th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 849 people, the population of Potosi increased 2.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 831 people).

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

Communities near Potosi ...

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

  • Dubuque [Dubuque County]
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    • Dubuque [Dubuque County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Potosi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubuque
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubuque<6>
  • Platteville [Grant County]
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    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Potosi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,650 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville
  • Asbury [Dubuque County]
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    • Asbury [Dubuque County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Potosi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,841 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
  • Lancaster [Grant County]
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    • Lancaster [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Potosi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,700 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fennimore [Grant County]
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      • Fennimore [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
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    • Jamestown [Grant County]
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      • Jamestown [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Cuba City [Grant County]
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      • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba City
    • Peosta [Dubuque County]
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      • Peosta [Dubuque County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peosta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peosta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peosta<6>
    • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Dubuque
      • East Dubuque [Jo Daviess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Dubuque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Dubuque<6>
    • Platteville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
      • Platteville [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Potosi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville

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 Potosi. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Potosi.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Potosi. 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 Potosi.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Potosi ...

Looking for more information about Potosi? 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 Potosi, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Potosi.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Potosi.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Potosi - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Potosi) 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 Potosi. 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 PotosiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potosi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6972, Longitude: -90.7212       In this case, the coordinates for Potosi have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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