Potter County, Pennsylvania

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Potter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is in the Allegheny Plateau region. As of 2000, the population was 18,080. Its county seat is Coudersport.[1] Potter County was named after James Potter, who was a general from Pennsylvania in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Though it is named for him, James Potter never actually lived in Potter County and may have never even visited the area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,081 square miles (2,801 km²), of which 1,081 square miles (2,800 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.02%) is water.

Three major watersheds meet in Potter County: the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, St. Lawrence River, and Mississippi River. Moreover, the main stem by volume of the entire Mississippi river system, the Allegheny River, has its source in central Potter County, near Cobb Hill.

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