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Cheyenne County, Nebraska


"It's hotter in Potter!"
"A Town on the Right Track"

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History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events



Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Potter is approximately 388 (1990), 337 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 174 (1990), 151 (2010).
The amount of land area in Potter is 1.264 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Potter to Washington DC is 1452 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 352 miles. (as the crow flies)
Potter is positioned 41.21 degrees north of the equator and 103.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Exit #38 on Interstate 80, watch for the large coyote that marks the exit! east of Kimball in the Nebraska Panhandle area
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History & History Related Items

Potter was named after General Joseph S. Potter, the Union Pacific Railroad Directory. The Union Pacific Railroad had built a station house here in 1870. The Station House also was the post office, schoolhouse and land development office. Potter is one of Western Nebraska oldest communities.
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The incorporation of Potter

1912 (village)


Potter, Nebraska
Potter Days Annually Labor Day weekend
Home of the sharpest curve in the Union Pacific Railroad.
Send for more information to:
Potter Community Improvement (PCI)
POB 43
Potter, NE 69156
or email to
Some attractions in Potter are the Potter Historical Museum, American Legion Park, and Railroad park
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Potter Historical Events

1998, 10 March
Odyssey of the Mind
In March 10 teams from this rural K-12 school, Potter-Dix Public School, competed at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in Scottsbluff, Ne. Nine of these teams won first or second place and went on to compete at the state level of competition in Kearny Ne. in April. Of the 14 teams winning Sate competitions SIX are from our school! WOW! Way to go Omers!!! World competition, held in Orlando Fl., in May was a tougher competition and Nebraska was well represented with one team even placing as high as 4th. Way to go Huskers!
For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, go to the national page at Odyssey of the Mind

Potter Schools

Potter-Dix Public School
Cheyenne County, District #9
303 Walnut
Potter, Nebraska
phone: 308-879-4434
Odyssey of the Mind
This year, 1998, Potter has the honor to have the 1 team of high school OMers to represent the United States at the annual Eurofest Odyessy of the Mind exhibition!
For more information on Odyssey of the Mind, go to the national page at Odyssey of the Mind Potter


Average price of a home in Potter is $ 30,000

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