Monowi - Town of One

Monowi - Town of One

While not a recreation area, Monowi is a unique place in Nebraska -- a town of just one person! Monowi is an incorporated village in Boyd County. The U.S. census counts only one resident of the village, Elsie Eiler.

In 2018, the village was featured in commercials for Arby's and Prudential. The village was also used as a starting place for the biggest advertisement poster in the world, which was finished on June 13, 2018. Monowi was platted in 1903, when the Mason, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point. A post office was established in Monowi in 1902 and remained in operation until 1967. Monowi's peak years were in the 1930s, when it had a population of 150.

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