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Buford, Wyoming Goes Up For Sale

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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?

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12 Responses to “Buford, Wyoming Goes Up For Sale”

  1. Anonymous

    If I buy it, can a build a fence around it and secede from the United States?

  2. George Gill

    If I buy it, how many federal grants can I get from all you suckas? But seriously, that is a beautiful area, I have driven though it. Had a ram stop me in the middle of a state highway.

  3. Ken Jackelen

    haha I live in wyoming and honestly you couldn't pay me to go through the winter every year up there especially when I-80 closes.

  4. Joe Joseph

    I would buy this place, put it an airport for private and military transports and helicoptors. Invest in making a few changes and open a huge internet site where I would sell all my consignments there. I have all kinds of ideas for this place…..

  5. Trina Farris

    I can't believe they spelled President Grant's name wrong. Doesn't anyone proofread articles?

  6. Trina Farris

    Hmm….I'm thinking of becoming mayor 😉 If so, could I entice you to relocate to Buford? Our population would quadruple overnight!! :)

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