Previously published in PGS-CA Bulletin (Issue #92, January 2009)
Translated from the Słownik Geograficzny (1880-1902)
by Helen Bienick
Potasznia is a village on the river Czarną Hanczą in the county of Suwałki, district of Kuków, with the parish in Suwałki. In distance, it is 7 verst (Russian miles) from Suwałki. It has 32 houses and 289 inhabitants. In 1827 there were 21 houses with 127 inhabitants. The soil is very poor with many rocks and stones. There are vast meadows with deposits of peat.