Ten of the Tiniest Towns in Wyoming
Last year, we published an articled titled "The 5 Smallest Towns in Wyoming", which received several comments from readers claiming the list was inaccurate.
In our defense, that list only included "incorporated towns" with an established municipal government.
There are many "unincorporated towns" across the Cowboy State that are even smaller.
1. Buford - Located between Laramie and Cheyenne, this popular roadside stop features a house, a convenience store and a famous sign that reads "Population: 1".
2. Lost Springs - On the plains of eastern Wyoming, this Converse County town has a population of four; two men and two women.
3. Van Tasell - With a population of 15, this Niobrara County town holds the unique distinction of being the smallest town, in the smallest county, in the smallest state.
4. Riverside - One of the coldest towns in the Cowboy State, Riverside has a population of 52. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was in Riverside, which plummeted to -66 on February 9, 1933.
5. Hartville - The oldest Wyoming town still in existence. It's also home to Miners and Stockmen's, the oldest bar in the Cowboy State, along with a population of 62.
6. Dixon - This southern Wyoming town, population 97, is located in Carbon County near the Medicine Bow National Forest. Nestled in the picturesque Little Snake River Valley. The Wyoming Scenic Byway, which runs through town, is a popular thoroughfare for tourists during the spring and summer.
7. Bairoil - With a population of 106, this Sweetwater County town has two claims to fame. It was home to the Bair Oil Company, which it was named for in the 1920s. It was also the starting point for a world record hang-gliding ride. In 1989, Kevin Christopherson rode a draft from Bairoil all the way to North Dakota, 287 miles away.
8. Manderson - Originally known as Alamo in the late 1800s, this Big Horn County town was renamed after Burlington Railroad baron Charles Manderson. Today, it boasts a population of 114.
9. Granger - Located at the junction of the Oregon and Overland Stage Trails, this Sweetwater County town is one of the most historic places in Wyoming. The old stage coach station dates back to the 1850s and still stands today. Legend has it, one of its early visitors was a young author named Mark Twain. In the latest census, Granger had a population of 139.
10. Clearmont - 38 miles from Sheridan, it is best known for its role in the old west radio drama "Powder River". In the 1960s, the area experienced a boom and its population swelled to over 1,500. By the '70s, most of those people had left town. Today, 142 citizens call Clearmont home.