|Founded||February 26, 1867|
|Named for||James B. McPherson|
|• Total||901 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||898 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Water||2.3 sq mi (6 km2) 0.3%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||32/sq mi (12/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
McPherson County (standard abbreviation: MP) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 29,180 people lived there. The biggest city is McPherson. It is also the county seat. The county is named after Civil War General James B. McPherson.
Geography[change | change source]
Major highways[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The McPherson Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of McPherson County.
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
McPherson county is often carried by Republican Candidates. The last time a democratic candidate has carried this county was in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.
Education[change | change source]
Unified school districts[change | change source]
- USD 400, Smoky Valley
- "USD 418, McPherson". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
- McPherson, Rural Areas
- USD 419, Canton-Galva
- "USD 423, Moundridge". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
- Moundridge, Rural Areas
- USD 448, Inman
- Inman, Rural Areas
- District Office In Neighboring County
- USD 411, Goessel
- Rural Areas
- "USD 444, Little River-Windom". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
- Windom, Rural Areas
Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 195.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
More reading[change | change source]
- Through the Years: A Pictorial History of McPherson County; McPherson Sentinel' Heritage House Publishing Co; 1992.
- McPherson County First Courthouse Built About 1869 or 1870; Lindsborg News-Record; March 30, 1959.
- Pioneer Life and Lore of McPherson County, Kansas; Edna Nyquist; Democratic-Opinion Press; 1932.
- A History of the Church of the Brethren in Kansas (includes McPherson College history); Elmer LeRoy Craik; McPherson Daily; Republican Press; 397 pages; 1922.
- Portrait and Biographical Record of Dickinson, Saline, McPherson, and Marion Counties, Kansas; Chapman Bros; 614 pages; 1893.
- Standard Atlas of McPherson County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 82 pages; 1921.
- Plat Book of McPherson County, Kansas; North West Publishing Co; 50 pages; 1903.
- Edwards' Atlas of McPherson County, Kansas; John P. Edwards; 51 pages; 1884.
- Almira Sheffield Peckham Cordy (1915). The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail. Crane. p. 7.
- The National Old Trails Road To Southern California, Part 1 (LA to KC); Automobile Club Of Southern California; 64 pages; 1916. (Download 6.8MB PDF eBook)
- Mennonite Settlements
- Impact of Mennonite settlement on the cultural landscape of Kansas; Brenda Martin; Kansas State University; 1985/1988.
- Mennonite settlement : the relationship between the physical and cultural environment; Susan Movle; University of Utah; 1975/1886.
- Status of Mennonite women in Kansas in their church and home relationships; Eva Harshbarger; Bluffton College; 1925/1945.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to McPherson County, Kansas.|
- McPherson County - Official
- "McPherson County - Directory of Public Officials". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
- McPherson County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society