Introduction to McPherson, Kansas

McPherson, Kansas, in McPherson county, is located 50 miles N of Wichita, Kansas.

McPherson History

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.

McPherson Transportation

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.

Mcpherson Almanac

CountyMcPherson County
Standard Zip Codes67460
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.36
Approximate Longitude-97.66

Mcpherson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches
StationNEWTON 2 SW
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Mcpherson Public Libraries

Mcpherson Public Library
Mcpherson, Kansas
(620) 245-2570

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Mcpherson Hospitals

Mcpherson Hospital Inc
1000 Hospital Drive
(620) 241-2250

Mcpherson Public Schools

Eisenhower Elementary
301 E Wickersham Dr
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9430
Total Enrollment 273
Lincoln Elem
900 N Ash
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9540
Total Enrollment 297
Mcpherson High
801 E First Street
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9500
Total Enrollment 755
Mcpherson Middle School
700 E Elizabeth
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9450
Total Enrollment 536
Roosevelt Elem
800 S Walnut
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9550
Total Enrollment 323
Washington Elem
128 N Park
ZIP: 67460
(620) 241-9560
Total Enrollment 280

Mcpherson Private Schools

Elyria Christian School
1644 Comanche Rd
ZIP: 67460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
St Joseph Elementary School
520 E Northview Ave
ZIP: 67460
Total Enrollment 72
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