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)

Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Monowi, Nebraska. Population: 1."

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More