BUFORD, Wyo. (AP) — What's advertised as the smallest town in the United States goes up for auction next month.

The town of Buford between Cheyenne and Laramie in southeast Wyoming has just one inhabitant, Don Sammons.

Sammons says he plans to retire from managing his businesses at Buford and move on. The auction is set for noon on April 5.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/z6dCkL ) assets up for sale include the gas station and convenience store, a garage and a three-bedroom home.

Buford sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet and is the highest town along Interstate 80 between New York and California.

Buford traces its origins the 1860s and the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Buford had as many as 2,000 residents before the railroad was rerouted away from the town.