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

Prescott

 
 
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 4, 2019
1. Prescott Marker
Marker has been repainted since the previous photo
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 31, 2003
2. Prescott Marker
distance of this marker); Plaza Bandstand (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Categories. DisastersEducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Prescott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, June 23, 2009
3. Prescott Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,339 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   3. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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