- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Potters Bar was originally a hamlet in the parish of South Mimms, Middlesex. Following the opening of a station on the Great Northern Railway it grew into a small town. In 1934 the old parish of South Mimms became the Potters Bar Urban District. In 1965 when the administrative county of Middlesex was abolished and mostly absorbed into Greater London, Potters Bar was one of two parts of Middlesex not to become part of Greater London, being transferred instead to Hertfordshire.
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Potters Bar is a town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, England, located north of Central London. In 2001 it had a population of 21,639.
The town originated in the early 13th century and remained a small settlement until the arrival of the Great Northern Railway in 1850. It is part of the London commuter belt.