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McPherson County, Kansas

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The county was established in 1867 and was named for Civil War General James B. McPherson.

From the 1820s to 1870s, the Santa Fe Trail passed through, what is now McPherson County. The trail entered the county, east of Canton, then south of Galva, then north of Inman, and west towards Lyons. In 1855, Charles O. Fuller established a ranch adjacent to the Running Turkey Creek Crossing about two miles south and one mile east of Galva. Fuller's Ranch provided accommodations for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail and was probably the first white settlement in McPherson County.

Adjacent Counties

Cities

  • Canton
  • Galva
  • Inman
  • Lindsborg
  • Marquette
  • McPherson (County Seat)
  • Moundridge
  • Windom

Towns, Townships & Communities: Alta Mills, Battle Hill, Bonaville, Castle, Christian, Conway, Delmore, Doles Park, Elivon, Elyria, Empire, Groveland, Gypsum Creek, Harper, Hayes, Jackson, Johnstown, King City, Little Valley, Lone Tree, Meridian, Mound, New Gottland, Roxbury, Smoky Hill, South Sharps Creek, Spring Valley, Superior, Sweadal, Turkey Creek and Union

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

KS GenWeb