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Term: Potosi, Village of, Grant Co.


A village in Grant Co. at latitude 424122N and longitude 0904240W

Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "POTOSI, P. V., on section 34, in town 3, of range 3 W., 12 miles south of Lancaster, and 80 miles southwest from Madison. It is at the head of a ravine about 2 miles from the Mississippi river, near the mouth of Grant river, and embraces the town plats of Lafayette, Van Buren, and Dublin. This place was formerly known as Snake Hollows, at which improvements were commenced as early as 1836."

[Source: U.S. Geographic Names Information Server]

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