• 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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Nicodemus Schoolhouse

The first school house to be built in Graham County, Kansas was built in Nicodemus. The school started out in a dugout.