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 they admitted that as many as 4 people were living there, the sign updated to reflect their plummet from demographic uniqueness (not that there are many 4-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]