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McPherson County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized: March 01, 1870
Location: Kansas map showing location of McPherson County
County Seat: McPherson
Origin of Name: For Gen. James B. McPherson (1828-1864). Major-general and commander of the Army of the Tennessee, he was the highest-ranking Union officer to be killed in battle during the Civil War, at the Battle of Atlanta.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Battle Hill Township  104 
Bonaville Township  74 
Canton Township  989 
Castle Township  202 
Delmore Township  169 
Empire Township  1,345 
Groveland Township  206 
Gypsum Creek Township  188 
Harper Township  138 
Hayes Township  277 
Jackson Township  180 
King City Township  477 
Lindsborg (city)  3,458 
Little Valley Township  409 
Lone Tree Township  475 
Marquette Township  808 
McPherson (city)  13,155 
McPherson Township  536 
Meridian Township  329 
Mound Township  2,301 
New Gottland Township  384 
Smoky Hill Township  311 
South Sharps Creek Township  111 
Spring Valley Township  335 
Superior Township  1,740 
Turkey Creek Township  285 
Union Township  194 
Total population: 29,180 

Township map of McPherson County, 2000
Population:
1870 (738)
1880 (17,143)
1890 (21,614)
1900 (21,421)
1910 (21,521)
1920 (21,845)
1930 (23,588)
1940 (24,152)
1950 (23,670)
1960 (24,285)
1970 (24,778)
1980 (26,855)
1990 (27,268)
2000 (29,554)
2010 (29,180)
Other Resources: Post offices in McPherson County
Cemeteries in McPherson County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in McPherson County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: McPherson County page [Blue Skyways]
McPherson County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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