"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.Read More
National Historic Landmark Nomination
The Nicodemus Township has been nominated as a National Historic Landmark. A final draft of that nomination is available for public review.Read More
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Five Historic Buildings
The five historic buildings of Nicodemus are physical expressions of the five pillars that continue to anchor African American communities.Read More
Did You Know?
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.