BUFORD, THE CITY OF 1 INHABITANT

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State: Wyoming
County: Albany
Founded: 1866
Area
• Total 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
• Land 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
• Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2012)
• Total 1
• Density 65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
• Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes: 82052
Website: http://www.bufordtradingpost.com/

Buford is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. Buford is at 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, making it the highest community on Interstate 80. The community is named Buford in honor of Major General John Buford.

History

Buford was founded in 1866, during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in Wyoming. At its peak, the town boasted a population of 2000. In 1880 a post office was built.

In 1992, the town was purchased by Don Sammons, who lived there with his son until his son moved away around 2007.

The town, consisting of a convenience store, gas station, and modular home on 4 hectares (9.9 acres) of land, was put up for sale after Sammons decided to move closer to his son. The town was purchased for $900,000 on April 5, 2012, by two unidentified Vietnamese men.