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It is named for Edward Nicolls, an Anglo-Irish military leader in the Caribbean in the early 19th century. He was an active abolitionist and because of him many former slaves were able to escape from the U.S. The founders of Nicholls Town were ex-slave refugees from the United States.: 129
The Andros Island Beach Resort is located in Nicolls Town. The town is the centre for diving and snorkelling in North Andros.
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- Dold, Gaylord; Folster, Natalie; Vaitilingam, Adam (2003). The Rough Guide to the Bahamas (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 174. ISBN 9781858288284. OCLC 634341896.
- NORTH ANDROS POPULATION BY SETTLEMENT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF OCCUPIED DWELLINGS: 2010 CENSUS - Bahamas Department of Statistics