Meet the Only Resident of America’s Smallest Town

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Think your hometown is tiny? Welcome to Buford, Wyoming — the smallest town in America, and at least tied for the smallest town in the world.

Buford only has one resident: 60 year-old Don Sammons has been all alone in the southern Wyoming town on Interstate 80 since his son moved out over three years ago, according to Denver’s 9 News.

Founded in 1866, Buford at one time hosted a population of 2,000 — mostly railroad workers. But at an elevation of 8,000 feet near the top of a mountain, it is not exactly convenient. Yet after moving there in the 1980s, Sammons told NBC he has happily called the small town his home.

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Sammons runs a general store called the Buford Trading Post and he says he receives nearly 1,000 customers a day.

One day, he told NBC, he may need to retire, and then the fate of tiny Buford remains up in the air.

Wyoming is the least populous state in the country, with an estimated population of only 509,293 people.

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