Monowi, Nebraska. Population: 1.

(Photo: Roadtrippers)

Monowi, Nebraska has only one resident. By population, it's the smallest incorporated municipality in the United States.

(Photo: Roadtrippers)

This is its only resident: Elsie Eiler. She's the mayor, librarian and bartender. Austin Coop of Roadtrippers has a fascinating write-up about Ms. Eiler and her little town. You can read it here.

In the 1930s, Monowi had a population of 150. It slowly faded away. The 2000 US Census listed a population of 2 residents: Ms. Eiler and her late husband Rudy. Now it's just her.

That can come in handy sometimes. When Ms. Eiler wanted to open a bar, she gave herself a liquor license in her capacity as mayor.

There's also a little library, which Ms. Eiler maintains herself. I'd love to see it. Small town libraries are fun places to visit on road trips.

(Photo: Andrew Filer)

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