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.
RA Rates:
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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.

Smallest Town In America

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

[Donna Colter, 07/27/2014]

Buford, 2014.

Smallest Town In America

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!"

Smallest Town In America

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 sign.

Nation's Smallest Town

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.

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:
Emperor the Penguin, Cheyenne, WY - 23 mi.

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