McPherson County

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McPherson County is named for General James B McPherson, who was a Civil War general from Andover.


Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Leola  1885 – present


County Courthouse – Leola


Location:  726 Main Street / Broadway Avenue

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Majerus Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a stately rectangular three story red colored brick structure. On the south side, the center section projects and has two columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Over the entrance is an eagle and stone columns rising to the third story. There is a rotunda in the center under a skylight.


See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1884.



N – McIntosh County, North Dakota and Dickey County, North Dakota

E – Brown County

S – Edmunds County

W – Campbell County





County Courthouse













Photos taken 2007