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Lost Springs, Wyoming: Smallest Bicentennial Town Monument

Official 1976 monument proclaims Lost Springs, population 7, as the "Smallest Bicentennial Town." Since then its population has shrunk to 6.

Main St., Lost Springs, WY
On US-18/20, either 26 miles west of Luck or 16.5 mies northeast of I-25 exit 126. From US-18/20 turn north (no stoplight) onto WY-46, cross the train tracks, then drive 100 yards. You'll see the headstone-like monument on the left.
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Lost Springs Pop 6.

City With Smallest (Bicentennial) Population

Population is now 6!

[Tina, 04/05/2023]

During the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976, a monument (still standing) was erected in Lost Springs, population 7, as the "Smallest Bicentennial Town." Since then its population has been decimated to only the hardiest 6.

Lost Springs sign.

City With Population of 1 (now 4)

2021 in Lost Springs, and there are still just 4.

If you stop be sure to check out the jail. Don't be shy, a surprise awaits you if you peek in the bars. And let the kids take a spin at the park. Beautifully maintained.

[Ginger Cameron, 08/19/2021]

Lost Springs.

City With Population of 1 (now 4)

Kind of neat to look at the old buildings and wonder if anybody ever really did live there. Antique shop/post office looked fun, but it was closed -- only open 8 am - noon.

[Melodie, 07/30/2016]

Lost Springs - Pop 4.

City With Population of 1 (now 4)

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.

Lost Springs sign.

City With Population of 1

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]

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