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Nicodemus in Graham County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The present structure of the First Baptist Church was completed in 1907 and was built around an earlier and smaller church. The stucco exterior was added in the 1940's. After the exterior of the present building was completed, the older structure was removed piece by piece through the front door. The newly built church just to the north was completed in the 1970's and is the sanctuary used for services today.
 
Location. 39° 23.599′ N, 99° 37.023′ W. Marker is in Nicodemus, Kansas, in Graham County. Marker is on 4th Street north of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Marker is in this post office area: Bogue KS 67625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicodemus Baseball History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Francis Hotel (about 500 feet away); Nicodemus (about 600 feet away); Main Street Boom and Beyond (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Nicodemus (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
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First Baptist Church Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
2. First Baptist Church Marker (wide view)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Nicodemus National Historic Site
 
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1. Nicodemus – A Black Pioneer Town. Despite the living conditions and their longing for the forested hills of Kentucky, Williana and her husband Reverend Daniel Hickman stayed, organizing the First Baptist Church in a dugout with a sod structure above it. By 1880, a small, one-room, stone sanctuary had been erected at the same site. This structure evolved from limestone to stucco, and in 1975, a new brick sanctuary was built. Today, the church still stands in Nicodemus. (Submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nicodemus National Historic Site (Wikipedia). By the mid-1880s Nicodemus was a small, bustling town. There were two newspapers, three general stores and at least three churches. The town had a number of small hotels, an ice cream parlor, bank, livery and a number of homes. To ensure growth the town needed the railroad. The residents of Nicodemus made several attempts to reach out to various railroad companies in an attempt to attract a rail line to Nicodemus, but it was all to no avail. The railroad passed to the south. (Submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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First Baptist Church (<i>southeast corner/back view; new 1970's sanctuary on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
3. First Baptist Church (southeast corner/back view; new 1970's sanctuary on right)
First Baptist Church (<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2017
4. First Baptist Church (southwest corner view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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