Introduction to McPherson, Kansas
McPherson, Kansas, in McPherson county, is located 50 miles N of Wichita, Kansas. As of the year 2000 census, 13,770 people resided in McPherson.
The city of in McPherson is the county seat of McPherson County. The city was founded in the year 1872 and was named after James Birdseye McPherson, a Union General in the Civil War who was killed in 1864. The city has been laid by the McPherson Town Company and the Articles of Incorporation was signed on May 28, 1872. It was by the year 1888, the community started developing and major industries started building up including a large flour mill, an insurance company headquarter, and an oil refinery.
McPherson and nearby Attractions
- McPherson Water Park
- Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
- McPherson Museum
- Kanopolis State Park
- McPherson Valley Wetlands
Things To Do In McPherson
One can enjoy camping, fishing, and swimming at the Kanopolis State Park. You can also visit the McPherson Opera House, a three - story architectural showpiece built in 1888 with a sitting capacity of 900 people. The McPherson Valley Wetlands and Kanopolis State Park are also worth visiting. The city also hosts several festivals like the Scottish Festival every year.
Air transport is available from Kansas City International Airport.
McPherson Higher Education
McPherson College, Kansas Wesleyan University, Hutchinson Community College, Central and Christian College of Kansas are some of the colleges that offer higher studies to the residents of McPherson.