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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Prescott

 
 
Prescott Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Cavinato, January 31, 2003
1. Prescott Marker
Inscription. Prescott, Yavapai County Seat, founded 1864 on Granite Creek, source of Placer gold. Named for William Hickling Prescott, Historian, first Gov. JN. N. Goodwin, Appointee of Abraham Lincoln. Established first territorial capital of Arizona here. At Governor's Mansion, two blocks west, the first legislature met July 18, 1864. Site of first graded school in Arizona. Disastrous fire started by miner's candle destroyed four blocks about this square in 1900.
 
Erected 1959 by Prescott Rotary Club.
 
Location. 34° 32.498′ N, 112° 28.213′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on S. Montezuma Street (Arizona Route 89) near W. Gurley St and S. Montezuma St., on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel St. Michael (here, next to this marker); Bashford Burmister Company (a few steps from this marker); The Palace Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Whiskey Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Bandstand
Prescott Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Cavinato, June 23, 2009
2. Prescott Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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