Buford is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. Buford, at 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, is the closest populated place to the point in the Sherman Mountains that marks the highest elevation along the First Transcontinental Railroad (today's Overland Route) and the transcontinental Interstate 80. The community is named Buford in honor of Major General John Buford.
Buford was founded in 1866, during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in Wyoming. At its peak, the town boasted a population of 2000. In 1880, a post office was built.
Don Sammons moved to Buford in 1980 with his wife and son. In 1992, he purchased the town. His wife died in 1995, and his son moved away around 2007, making him Buford's only resident. However, at a later time, seven residents lived the city, but moved away to larger municipalities.
The town, consisting of a convenience store, gas station, and modular home on 4 hectares (9.9 acres) of land, was put up for sale after Sammons decided to move closer to his son. The town was put up for auction on April 5, 2012, with the highest bid of $900,000 by two unidentified Vietnamese men. Later, it was revealed that one of them was Phạm Ðình Nguyên.
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- ^ (Vietnamese) Doanh gia Việt Nam qua Mỹ mua trọn thị trấn giá $900,000
- ^ (Vietnamese) Lộ danh tánh người Việt mua thị trấn Mỹ $900,000
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