• Sunflowers glow in the morning sunlight outside of Nicodemus.

    Nicodemus

    National Historic Site Kansas

"Go to Kansas"

Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas.  Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

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Historic First Baptist Church

The congregation of the First Baptist Church (1877- present) has held worship service in five different structures: a dugout, a soddie, a small limestone structure, a large limestone structure which still remains, and now a red brick building north the old limestone structure.