On April 5th, 2012, the town of Buford, Wyoming will go up for sale. Buford’s lone resident, Don Sammons, has decided to auction off the town.
The Washington Post reports that potential town owners can purchase the 10 acre town for $100,000. The purchase doesn’t come with any citizens (Sammons plans on moving) but you do get a house, a garage, a cabin, a school house, a gas station, a convenience store, and your own zip code.
Buford is located between Cheyenne and Laramie in southern Wyoming. The Global Post reports that Sammons, who is also the town’s mayor, moved to Buford in 1980 with his family. His family slowly moved away and Sammon is now the only person currently living in the town.
The town will be auctioned off next month by Williams Williams. Pam McKissick, Williams Williams’ CEO, said:
“We are offering a rare opportunity to own a town and piece of American history. Owning your own zip code does come with perks — you can be the mayor, sheriff, town council, sole voter or any other position you’d like to create.”
Interested in being your own mayor?
Here are some facts about Buford, Wyoming.
- Referred to as “The Nation’s Smallest Town.”
- Buford has the highest elevation on interstate 80 at 8,000 feet above sea level.
- Has five buildings.
- Has been visited by Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- Named after Major General John Buford.
- Visited by Butch Cassidy.
- The town of Buford is the second oldest town in Wyoming, dating back to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
- Once home to 2,000 people.
Would you like to own your own town? How much would you pay for the town of Buford, Wyoming?