Latitude / Longitude:
38°45′37″N 95°12′48″W / 38.76028°N 95.21333°W / 38.76028
1,342 ft (409 m)
Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Potwin is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. It is named after the town site land owner Charles Potwin.
In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Butler County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Potwin. Potwin was incorporated as a town on April 8, 1885. This land, owned by Charles Potwin, whereby the town received its name, became a station for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, instigated by William I. Joseph, known as the Father of Potwin.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 449.
In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.