Welcome to America's smallest city... Don't worry, there's still a bar

There's one city in America that brings a whole new meaning to Smalltown, USA... With a population of 1, (Yes- one, uno, 1) Monowi, NE is officially the smallest incorporated municipality in America. Stop by the town's only business, a bar, and hear the history of Monowi from Elsie, its favorite (and only) resident.

Welcome to America's smallest city... Don't worry, there's still a bar

Monowi wasn't always just 1 person... It actually peaked in the 1930s at a bustling population of 150, but by the 2000 census Monowi was down to two: Rudy and Elsie Eiler. Rudy has since passed on, but the Mayor/widow founded a town library in his honor.

Welcome to America's smallest city... Don't worry, there's still a bar

Welcome to America's smallest city... Don't worry, there's still a bar

Elsie wears many hats as the only resident of Monowi... She is the mayor of her own city of one which means she pays taxes to herself and produces a municipal road plan each year to ensure her four street lights don't lose funding. The best part: Elsie gave herself a liquor license. Starting your own one person city sounds like a good plan now, doesn't it?

Welcome to America's smallest city... Don't worry, there's still a bar

Come see Elsie at the Monowi Tavern where you can have a beer with the town's only bartender/mayor/librarian/citizen.

Photo Credits: Best-Posts, Library Road Trip

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