Buford, Wyoming: Smallest Town In America

Boasting on the town limits sign its population of 1, Buford is a single house, gas station, and post office. It's also the highest spot for a town along the entire span of I-80. Jason Hirsch runs the place, but the town is owned by a rich guy in Vietnam.
Address:
Buford Rd, Buford, WY
Directions:
Exit 335 off I-80.
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Sorry to read that the store and gas station in Buford are closed. It's a little place in the middle of nowhere. The gas pumps saved me from absolute misery a few years ago. I was driving cross-country for the birth of my grandson and I miscalculated gas stations. The gas computer in the car went to zero, there was nothing in site in a major rural area, it was cold, and the winds were at 50 mph. I was on fumes and Buford showed up out of nowhere. That town was a Guardian Angel to me.

[Kevin OConnor, 06/29/2018]
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Drove by on I-80. Saw from the side of the road. It's boarded up and closed.

[Erin Cohen, 06/19/2018]
Buford Trading Post

Buford is now closed, but apparently the gas pumps still work.

[Keith Butkovich, 11/22/2017]

Buford is famous as the "Smallest Town In America," with a population of 1. That 1 may have been out of town when you stopped by.

Buford sign.

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Super nice owner, great visit. Took the back dirt road to get there, scenic route, decent roads.

[Donna Colter, 07/27/2014]

Buford, 2014.

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The town has reopened! The service station is now a Phin Deli franchise, which the employees told me is a Vietnamese coffee chain. The new owners come over to visit a few times a year. Don Sammons is, according to the employees, still managing the place. I bought a pound of Phin Deli coffee and a signed copy of Don's book, "Buford One."

[Mindy, 05/28/2014]

It's still named Buford, though one new sign proclaims "Welcome to Phin Deli Town!"

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tree in the RockTree in the Rock, Buford, WY - 2 mi.
Ames Brothers PyramidAmes Brothers Pyramid, Buford, WY - 5 mi.
Dome on the RangeDome on the Range, Granite, WY - 7 mi.
In the region:
Gas Station Town of Tumbleweed, Laramie, WY - 21 mi.

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