There is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1!
Czech immigrants looking to have their own version of the American Dream founded Monowi, Nebraska 1902. Today, what was once a robust town has dwindled down to just one person, 72-year-old Elsie Eiler.
Eiler is the last resident of Monowi. As such, she is also the mayor. And she takes her duties seriously. Ever year, she raises taxes from herself to keep Monowi’s four streetlights lit and a few other basic amenities running.
She also runs the town’s only business, the Monowi Tavern and lives in the last remaining habitable building. She grants herself a liquor license each year so she can keep the bar running and serves customers that come off the highway that runs through Monowi.