Buford, Wyoming: Smallest Town In AmericaBoasting on the town limits sign its population of 1, Buford is a single house, gas station and post office -- the highest such place for a town along the entire span of I-80. In April 2012, resident Don Sammons retired and sold the town to a bidder from Vietnam for $900,000.
- Buford Rd, Buford, WY
- Exit 335 off I-80. Town population sign may still be visible.
- Since April 2012, businesses closed, Don vamoose.
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The guy who owned the truck stop sold it; the store is closed as of right now but still worth a stop.[Courtney, 08/02/2012]
Buford, Wyoming: Population = 1. It's also the highest town between New York City and San Francisco on I-80.[Jenna, 05/28/2012]
The businesses have been closed since April, when the single resident sold the town. But the sign and structures remain, ready for a new sole inhabitant.
Population 1, Buford is the smallest town in the US. There is a single house and a gas station, it was closed when we stopped. It didn't look like it had been opened in awhile which is a shame because we would have bought a Buford magnet.[Amy Seagrove, 03/21/2012]
Buford just went up for sale this year -- its lone owner/inhabitant was ready to retire somewhere inhabited. Buford is right along I-80, though sometimes gets cut off during harsh winter blizzards. Another Wyoming town, Lost Springs, lost its "smallest" title when it became wildly popular and mushroomed from 1 resident to 4.