Nicodemus, Kansas

Nicodemus, Kansas
—  Unincorporated community  —
Nicodemus Township Hall
Nicodemus plat map
Coordinates: 39°24′40″N 99°38′55″W / 39.41111°N 99.64861°W / 39.41111; -99.64861Coordinates: 39°24′40″N 99°38′55″W / 39.41111°N 99.64861°W / 39.41111; -99.64861
Country United States
State Kansas
County Graham
Elevation 2,080 ft (634 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 20-50575[1]
GNIS feature ID 0472210[2]

Nicodemus is a small unincorporated community in Graham County in North Central Kansas, located 2000 ft (610 m) above sea level in the middle of the Great Plains region of the United States. The community was founded in 1877 and is named for an African American who escaped enslavement.[3] Nicodemus National Historic Site, commemorating the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War, is in town.

During the last weekend of July, former residents return for celebrations and parades.


See also

Academic References

  • Crockett, Norman I. The Black Towns. Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1979.
  • Hamilton, Kenneth Marvin. Black Towns and Profit: Promotion and Development in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1877-1915. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
  • Hamilton, Kenneth Marvin. "The Origins and Early Promotion of Nicodemus: A Pre-Exodus, All-Black Town." Kansas History 5 (winter 1982): 220-242.
  • Promised Land on the Solomon: Black Settlement at Nicodemus, Kansas. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Region, n.d.
  • Schwendemann, Glen. "Nicodemus: Negro Haven on the Solomon." Kansas Historical Quarterly 29 (spring 1963): 10-31.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7

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