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Elyria is an unincorporated community in McPherson County, Kansas, located 4 mi (6.4 km) south of McPherson in the Central Standard time zone at an elevation of 1,486 feet.
For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, McPherson County was founded.
A post office was in existence there from 1887 until 1954 after it was moved from King City.
Elyria is home of the Elyria Christian School, a private elementary and secondary school.
Coordinates: 38°17′26″N 97°37′37″W / 38.29056°N 97.62694°W