McPherson, Pop. 13,770 (2000), is located in McPherson County
south of Salina
along Highway 56 near McPherson State Lake & Park and Hutchinson
. McPherson is the McPherson County Seat.
The City of McPherson (pronounced Mc-fur-son) was founded in 1872, and named after General James Birdseye McPherson, a Union General in the Civil War.
Centered in one of the largest wheat producing areas of the United States. McPherson is ranked among the top industrial centers of Kansas. Our industries employ over 4,000 people. Over 25% of the entire county work force is employed in manufacturing, nearly twice the state average.