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Welcome to McPherson ...

McPherson is located in Paulding County<1>.


The location of McPherson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of McPherson, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1895.

McPherson is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: McPherson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from McPherson (for example, toward Piedmont (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for McPherson: (470)<4>, (678) & (770).

Communities Also Named McPherson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named McPherson - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Maryland (2), Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for McPherson.

Communities near McPherson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near McPherson.

  • Kennesaw
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <5>
  • Kennesaw Acres
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
    • Kennesaw Acres is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
  • Douglasville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Acworth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Cartersville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Villa Rica
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Powder Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Powder Springs Chase
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powder Springs Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powder Springs Chase
    • Powder Springs Chase is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,758 people
  • Dallas
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas is located in Paulding County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,388 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas <5>
  • Logan Trace
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Trace
    • Logan Trace is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,880 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McPherson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McPherson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McPherson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around McPherson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McPherson. See our Newspapers Page for McPherson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McPherson ...

Looking for more information about McPherson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to McPherson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for McPherson.

Adding McPherson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McPherson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for McPherson was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

We also found McPherson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for McPherson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McPherson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Paulding County: www.paulding.gov/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Paulding, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McPherson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for McPherson, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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