Lost Springs, Wyoming: City With Population of 1 (now 4)So said its official green highway sign, and the metropolis got a lot of "hilarity of tiny towns" media attention. In 2011 it admitted that as many as four people lived there and the sign was updated to reflect its plummet from demographic uniqueness (not that there are many four-person towns).
- US Hwy 18/20, Lost Springs, WY
- Take Hwy 20 W from Lusk Wyoming - Lost Springs is about 26 miles west. Or I-25 exit 126, then 16 miles northeast on US 18/20.
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New sign for Lost Springs says population 4.[Tricia, 06/26/2011]
Fessed up after years of hiding three residents behind a tumbleweed whenever travelers pulled off for a look....
My domestic partner and I arrived at Lost Springs, WY, population 1, on a pleasant September morning. There were a few buildings, including the post office/general store, a municipal building, and a small town park.
When we are about to leave, we see a woman drive into town. We find out that it is the postmaster. She doesn't live in the town. A few minutes later, two other people show up. We find out that they are in the town because it is a convenient place for one to give the other a kitten. They don't live there either. So there are five people in this town with a census population of '1' and none of them live there!
The postmaster was able to tell us a little bit about the town. It turns out that the population is actually three. The mayor runs a catering business. One of the other residents is on the town council, but the other is not.[Dan Kaplan, 05/04/2010]
While driving along Hwy 20 West in Wyoming, we came across a VERY small town called Lost Springs. The population sign says 1, but the town contains a handful of buildings.[Sara Anunson and Lynn Willacker, 09/19/2005]