Place:Potter, Pennsylvania, United States

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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 the 2010 census, the population was 17,457. Its county seat is Coudersport. 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.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1804 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 29
1820 186
1830 1,265
1840 3,371
1850 6,048
1860 11,470
1870 11,265
1880 13,797
1890 22,778
1900 30,621
1910 29,729
1920 21,089
1930 17,489
1940 18,201
1950 16,810
1960 16,483
1970 16,395
1980 17,726
1990 16,717

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Potter County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.pottercountypa.net/


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