Taylor County, Texas, United States, is home to Potosi. Abilene lies nine kilometers to the southeast of Potosi. Since it is close to the main city of the Big Country, it has grown over the past few years, which is not the case for many rural towns. John Lytle is known to have been the first person to live in the area that would become known as Potosi. This happened in 1870.
The Pollard family was the area’s first residents in the 1870s. In 1893, R.A. Pollard asked for a post office and named it Potosi, after the city of San Luis Potos in Mexico. In 1896, there were around 100 people residing in the town. By 1940, there were 80 inhabitants, a school, a church, four businesses, and many houses. The Potosi school district merged with the Wylie Independent School District in 1949. During the 1950s, the population decreased to 20 and increased to 149 in 1968. In 1992, Potosi was home to 1,441 people, mostly due to the area’s closeness to Abilene, which started to see significant development in the late 1980s. This expansion has continued to the present day as new subdivisions are created and extended along Potosi’s major thoroughfare. Deerwood, Pack Saddle Prairie, Blackhawk Estates, Pack Saddle Farms, Seven Winds, and Pack Saddle Meadows are among them.
Potosi has an incredible variety of sights and activities, making it a destination well worth visiting. While at Potosi, you may tour its mines with a guide and learn about this silver mining town built by the Spanish crown in the 16th century. A private tour provides not only a sight of the interior but also a profound understanding of the laborious efforts of everyday workers who continue to collect minerals from the mine. You can get to Cerro Potos from where you’re staying in a private car that has all the necessary safety gear. You could also go to Salar de Uyuni, which is a beautiful, amazing, and one-of-a-kind place. Cerro Rico is a mountain peak in the Andes that is close to the city of Potos in Bolivia. It is one of the most popular places to visit. Cerro Rico, which is frequently thought to be “made of” silver ore, is famous for supplying the Spanish Empire with large amounts of silver, the majority of which was exported to metropolitan Spain.
Potosi is located outside of Abilene, Texas area. A volunteer fire brigade is present. It is rather peaceful in middle- to upper-class communities. There are also a few dispersed ranches. It is a pleasant area to reside in.