In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, and then in 1861 Kansas became
the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, McPherson County was founded.
McPherson was founded in 1872
by the twelve members of the McPherson Town Company. In 1887, city officials
began a failed attempt to have the community named the state capital.
The first post office in McPherson was established in 1873. McPherson was incorporated
as a city in 1874.
McPherson, Kansas was established in 1872, the City of McPherson was
described in early transcripts as "one of the most flourishing towns
in Central Kansas." McPherson continues to thrive in the areas of
agriculture, industry and education - attracting residents who contribute to McPherson's
overall economic growth and community personality. Nearly 14,000 people
currently call McPherson home.