Nicodemus Travel Guide

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Nicodemus Overview

Nicodemus was established in 1877 by former African American slaves in hope of escaping the harsh discriminative realities of the American South post civil war. The town has struggled to survive over the past few decades and is now the only all Black settlement town West of the Mississippi River that still exists.

The town is now considered a national heritage site and was made into a National Park in 1996. Not much of the original town exists from its peak in the 1880's, but there are a few historic buildings that are slowly going through a renovation and will hopefully be open to the public in future years.

Every year at the end of July the town holds its annual parade celebrating the "Emancipation Day" It has been a tradition since the beginning of the town's creation and is a considered to be a homecoming for the hundreds of relatives and direct descendants of the original settlers to come together.