Gone Viral: Swett, South Dakota for Sale at $400,000
"Lance Benson, the sole owner of Swett, an unincorporated hamlet in Bennett County about two hours southeast of Rapid City, is putting the whole town up for grabs: including its bar, workshop, three trailers, single house, and 6.16 acres of prime prairie real estate," reports Daniel Simmons-Ritchie.
"Once a town of about 40 people in the 1940s — with a post office, a few houses, and a grocery store — the town now stands as little more than a few ramshackle buildings along U.S. Highway 18."
"Today, with Benson and his new wife living in a house beside the Swett Tavern, the town's population officially stands at two."
Javier Panzar updates the story for the Los Angeles Times, finding that what started out as a quant story about a quaint town has attracted nationwide interest: "Potential buyers from Southern California, New York, New Jersey, Houston and Russia have been calling nonstop since Sunday morning, she said Monday."