When traveling through Arkansas there are many small towns but what defines small in the state of Arkansas? What town in the Natural State is the absolute smallest?

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For the longest Gilbert took the prize for being the smallest town in Arkansas with a population of 25 residents but not anymore.

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Victoria is now been crowned the smallest in the state with 18 total people and we're not counting dogs or cats, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The World Population Review even went lower their study found the population was 17.

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The town of Victoria was established as part of a plantation empire located in Mississippi County in Eastern Aransas in the late 19th century by Robert E. Lee Wilson.

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According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, the town got its name from Wilson's sister Victoria but wasn't officially proclaimed until 1966. According to Census Bureau data the town had about 200 residents in 1970 but the population began to decline each year since then and dropped to 100 residents by 1992 and shrunk to 20 people in the 2020 Census.

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Victoria is so small Google Maps has a pin to identify a farm as its location. There are approximately 50 towns in Arkansas with 100 or fewer people living in them.

Take a look at the Top 6 Smallest Towns in Arkansas in a report from KNWA.

Victoria - (population 18)

Gilbert - (population 25)

Birdsong (population 29)

McNab - (population 29)

Whelen Springs - (population  44)

Blue Eye - (population 44)

Have you ever lived in a small town before? Could you live in a town that small? I guess if you want to live off the grid, Victoria might be the spot for living a much quieter lifestyle.

One of The Oldest Schoolhouses in Arkansas

Check out this beautiful 1886 schoolhouse still standing in Arkansas.

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