Welcome to Nicodemus

Nicodemus is the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War and represents a largely untold story of the western expansion and settlement of the Great Plains.

Nicodemus arose from the efforts of an organized group of African Americans who wanted to create a supportive viable African American community, relying on the values of home life, education, religion, hard work, and the social, religious, and political organizations that grew out of a tradition of mutual assistance.

Nicodemus continues its heritage through organizations that promote local initiatives and economic growth while preserving its strong historical foundation.