Imagine an entire town consisting of just you and one other person.

How would town meetings work? Just how far away would you be from the rest of society? Would your only neighbors be furry woodland creatures? So many questions.

Recently, the 2020 census showed us the 20 least populated towns in New Hampshire, and the place that came up as #1 was the two-person town of Livermore.

Livermore is located close to Lincoln, Woodstock, and sites like Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley Resort, and Mount Washington.

So, what's the history of this tiny, two-person town? And wait...it's an abandoned ghost town?

According to whitemountainhistory.org, Livermore originated back in 1876 and was once a small town with less than 200 people. Everything was owned by the Saunders family, and the town had everything from a mill building to a school, blacksmith shop, store, icehouse, barn, and more.

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Over time, various fires damaged parts of the town, and a flood in the 1920's destroyed the mill. This was the beginning of the end, and people soon began to leave Livermore. By 1951, the town's charter had been revoked.

Today, Livermore is a ghost town, but the physical imprint that its previous citizens left on the land still remains.

In this YouTube video, a couple goes into the woods to explore what's left of the abandoned town.

Here's a map of what the village might have looked like.

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The citizens of Livermore left quite a lot behind when leaving their community. From the brick remains of structures...

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...including this power mill...

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...to the remains of a saw mill, it's interesting to see what was destroyed and what was seemingly just left to the mercy of the elements.

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The stone foundations of a school and multiple homes are also still there.

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Lots of debris is scattered on the ground, including glass, cans, pipes, and metal...

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...and even this horseshoe.

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So, who are the two individuals that currently call Livermore home? And where do they reside? Who knows. All we know is that these remnants are all that remains of a small community that once was.

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