Prescott is located in Arizona’s central mountains 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. The city was established in 1864, incorporated in 1881 and is the seat of government for Yavapai County. The city is named in honor of noted historian William Hickling Prescott.
Prescott has over 700 homes and businesses listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Many people call Prescott the Western Victorian City, or Everybody’s Hometown. It is also home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, Prescott Frontier Days® Inc.
Arizona became a Territory February 24, 1863. Prescott was the first Territorial capital of Arizona, but lost it’s title to Tucson and finally to Phoenix in 1889.
Today, many of the buildings in Prescott have been rebuilt due to a devastating fire in 1900 that burned a large portion of downtown Prescott to the ground.
Mount Vernon Street characterizes Prescott’s numerous Historic Districts. The streets are lush with beautiful trees and meticulously restored Victorian homes.
Prescott in the Grand Canyon State’s central highlands brings four mild seasons and averages 300 days of sunshine. More Details.
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