Potter, Wisconsin

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Potter is a village in Calumet County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 223 at the 2000 census.



Potter was established near a Native American village along the Manitowoc River.[4] It was originally named Muskratville because of the large number of muskrats that lived in the river and were trapped for their fur.[4] American Civil War Captain Orin R. Potter settled in Potter in 1859 and established a feed mill.[1][4] That same year he renamed the village Potter Mills, which was later shortened to Potter.[1]

150 years celebration

The village celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 19, 2009 with the second parade in the village's history.[1] The first parade was a 1907 "Medicine man parade". Five of Potter's great-great grandchildren attended the parade.[4]


Potter is located at 44°7′7″N 88°5′44″W / 44.11861°N 88.09556°W / 44.11861; -88.09556 (44.118544, -88.095467)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 223 people, 78 households, and 59 families residing in the village. The population density was 422.6 people per square mile (162.5/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 151.6/sq mi (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.31% White, 0.45% Native American, and 2.24% from two or more races.

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