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Potosi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Taylor County, Texas, United States. Its population was 2,991 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan statistical area.
Potosi is located at 32°20′8″N 99°39′57″W (32.335615, -99.665777). It is situated along FM 1750, about 9 miles south of Abilene in east-central Taylor County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 18.5 sq mi (47.8 km2), all of it land.
According to the Köppen climate classification, Potosi has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps, typically characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. Potosi also borders the neighboring semiarid climate (Köppen BSh or BSk) of the west-central Texas region, which has characteristically long, hot summers and short, moderate winters.
The first settlers in the area were the Pollard family in the 1870s. In 1893, R.A. Pollard applied for a post office and chose the name Potosi after the Mexican city of San Luis Potosí. An estimated 100 inhabitants were living in the community in 1896. By 1940, 80 residents, a school, a church, four businesses, and a number of dwellings were there.