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Town of Swett, S.D., for sale for $400K

Man looking to sell entire town in South Dakota for $400,000.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM
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SWETT, S.D., June 29 (UPI) -- About $400,000 is apparently all it takes to own your very own town in South Dakota.

Lance Benson, the owner of the town of Swett, S.D., says he's putting the unincorporated hamlet in Bennett County up for sale so he could focus on his business.

"Like I say, I hate to get rid of it," he told the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal. "If I don't sell it this first year, I would probably keep it."

The 6.16-acre town includes a bar, workshop, three trailers and a single house. In the 1940s it was home to about 40 people, a post office, a few houses and a grocery store.

Now just Benson and his wife live there.

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