McPherson County, Kansas Genealogy

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McPherson County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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McPherson County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting McPherson County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat McPherson
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Address McPherson County Courthouse
117 N. Maple Street
P.O. Box 425
McPherson, Kansas 67460
Phone: 316.241.3656

County Courthouse

McPherson County Courthouse
117 N Maple St; PO Box 425;
McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 316.241.3656

County Clerk has birth records 1874-1911,
marriage records 1887-1911, death records 1886-2922 and local census 1932.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1873,
probate records from 1870 and naturalization records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


Parent County

  • 1867--McPherson County was created 26 February 1867 from Marion County. County seat: McPherson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • For information about Civil War records see Marion County.



Indices of McPherson County, Kansas Wills and Probate Records, McPherson County Old Mill Museum


Vital Records

The McPherson County, Kansas Official Website (Click "Department" tab, then "Clerk/Elections") has a partial list of early births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in the county.

Marriage and Divorce Records

McPherson County Research Library & Archives, McPherson County Old Mill Museum 

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McPherson County, Kansas page 253, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).