Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Founded 1864 on Granite Creek, early source of placer gold. Former territorial capital of Arizona. Now a center for ranching, mining, health, especially asthma relief. Located here on site of old Ft. Whipple is Whipple Veterans Hospital. Seat of First Governor's Mansion, and Arizona Pioneer's Home. Frontier Days, oldest rodeo in the west, began here.
Location. 34° 32.386′ N, 112° 28.148′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on West Goodwin Street. Touch for map. Located on south side of W. Goodwin Street on the right corner of the old post office. This is between Cortez and Montezuma Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Goodwin Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Jail and Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Howey's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruffner Plaza Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Vendome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association (about The Fire of 1900 (about 400 feet away); Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile (about 400 feet away); Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Also see . . .
1. Sharlot Hall Museum. A circa 1955 photo of the Post Office. (Location of marker.) (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Wikipedia Article on Prescott, Arizona. Gives information and history of Prescott. Also displays a photo of the “Post Office and Courthouse” shown on this marker page. (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. 2. submitted on July 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on September 8, 2012, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.