Nicodemus in Graham County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Francis Hotel
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 39° 23.584′ N, 99° 36.927′ W. Marker is in Nicodemus, Kansas, in Graham County. Marker is on Washington Avenue east of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bogue KS 67625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mail From Back Home (here, next to this marker); Together We Gather (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Boom and Beyond (within shouting distance of this marker); Leaning On The Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nicodemus We've Come This Far By Faith (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Nicodemus Baseball History (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicodemus.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Nicodemus National Historic Site
Also see . . .
1. Nicodemus – A Black Pioneer Town. Zachary Fletcher, one of the town’s first settlers, became the first postmaster and the first entrepreneur in Nicodemus establishing the St. Francis Hotel and a livery stable in 1880. The complex that Fletcher built, which housed the post office, school, hotel and stable, later became known as the Fletcher-Switzer House and was an important focus of activity in the community. The building still stands in Nicodemus today. (Submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Nicodemus, Kansas Settlers. In July of 1877 a small group of men who helped to organize and officially established Nicodemus arrived on the town site from Topeka. Zach Fletcher the postmaster and his wife Jenny, the first woman to arrive on the townsite and a few other settlers were among (Submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.