Woman Is Mayor And Only Resident Of Nebraska Town

Monowi

Monowi, Nebraska. Population: 1.

Via Reuters:

Elsie Eiler is the most admired person in Monowi, Neb. She is also the smartest, wealthiest, best-looking and youngest.

“We probably have the record by going down in population 50 percent,” Eiler quipped. “I chose to stay here after my husband died. It’s home.”

“And the oldest,” she is quick to add.

When you are the only resident of a community, every title fits.

Eiler, 77, is the lone inhabitant of Monowi, a village in northeast Nebraska. That is unique, according to new 2010 U.S. Census data, which indicates Monowi to be the only incorporated town, village or city in the country with only one resident.

Monowi had two people in 2000, the census showed, but the other one was Eiler’s husband, Rudy, and he died in 2004.

[Continues at Reuters]

23 Comments on "Woman Is Mayor And Only Resident Of Nebraska Town"

  1. Don’t know whether to say that’s rather cool or sad.

  2. Don’t know whether to say that’s rather cool or sad.

  3. Mamagriff50 | Apr 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |

    Definetly cool. I’d like to live there, maybe open up a gift shop.

  4. Mamagriff50 | Apr 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm |

    Definetly cool. I’d like to live there, maybe open up a gift shop.

  5. Hadrian999 | Apr 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm |

    time to start applying for state and federal funds

  6. Hadrian999 | Apr 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm |

    time to start applying for state and federal funds

  7. ArgosyJones | Apr 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm |

    But then there would be two.

  8. If I were her i’d pass tons of ridiculous laws for anyone that came by

  9. If I were her i’d pass tons of ridiculous laws for anyone that came by

  10. Anonymous | Apr 5, 2011 at 2:34 am |

    Home on the range…

  11. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm |

    Home on the range…

  12. Grooveboss | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm |

    there can only be one highlander

  13. Grooveboss | Apr 5, 2011 at 9:39 am |

    there can only be one highlander

  14. Liam_McGonagle | Apr 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm |

    Only mayor? That’s a person of modest ambition. Being the only resident, I’d have thought she’d declare the place seceeded from the Union and crowned herself Empress . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNsYlnxSNcA

  15. Liam_McGonagle | Apr 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm |

    Only mayor? That’s a person of modest ambition. Being the only resident, I’d have thought she’d declare the place seceeded from the Union and crowned herself Empress . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNsYlnxSNcA

  16. Helenthebum | Apr 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm |

    damn this article brings up so many questions, why is it so short!!!!

  17. Helenthebum | Apr 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm |

    damn this article brings up so many questions, why is it so short!!!!

  18. Helenthebum | Apr 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm |

    damn this article brings up so many questions, why is it so short!!!!

  19. Helenthebum | Apr 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm |

    damn this article brings up so many questions, why is it so short!!!!

  20. Helenthebum | Apr 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm |

    damn this article brings up so many questions, why is it so short!!!!

  21. Dixie42409 | Apr 7, 2011 at 3:04 am |

    Where the Elsie and the….Elsie plaaaaay.

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