Imagine having an entire town to yourself. Well, for one person living in a town called Hibberts Gore, Maine, the smallest town in America, that’s the case. According to the U.S. Census there is marked just a sole resident occupying the o.752-square-mile town, making it the smallest town in the country based on population.
This town in the south of Maine was left unincorporated as the rest of the state divvied out into towns. Hibberts Gore is now currently considered part of Lincoln County which is home to popular Maine towns such as Boothbay, Bristol, Wiscasset and more. The town shares a border with Maine’s Cunningham Mountain.
Hibberts Gore has one household for its sole resident. It’s mainly surrounded by forest and wetlands. Part of the Sheepscot Pond which runs off from the Sheepscot River makes for a about 1% of the town. This creates a peaceful stream that occasionally brings in kayakers.
Census documentation shows that since 1940, Hibberts Gore always maintained a population of 1.
Hibberts Gore shares its title as “America’s smallest town” with Monowi, Nebraska. Monowi also has one sole resident who is the town’s librarian, mayor, and operator of Monowi Tavern.