Buford,Wyoming - The least populated town in the US

01-08-2017

(USKings.org) Buford,Wyoming was originally named Buford (in honor of Major General John Buford), a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War. In 2013, the town was sold to a Vietnamese owner, who re-branded it as "PhinDeli Town Buford".

 

PhinDeli Town Buford, originally known as Buford, is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. At 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, this is the highest populated settlement along the First Transcontinental Railroad (today's Overland Route), and on the transcontinental Interstate 80.

 

 

The town was originally named Buford (in honor of Major General John Buford), a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War. The town was put up for auction on April 5, 2012, with the highest bid of $900,000 was made by two unidentified Vietnamese men. Later, it was revealed that one of them was Phạm Đình Nguyên.The new owners sell "PhinDeli" brand coffee, imported from Vietnam, in the convenience store.

 

 

In 2013, the population of the town was 1. It is the least populated town in the US. Despite its tiny size, it has become somewhat of a roadside attraction for its street sign that states quite plainly: Elevation 8000, Population 1.

 

Phạm Đình Nguyên

 

Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen, left, and former Buford owner Don Sammons, right

 

The former Buford owner Don Sammons.

Claire Huynh (Collect) - USKings (Source of photos: internet)

 

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