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

Welcome to Prescott

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
1. Welcome to Prescott Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1864, Prescott is Arizona's Mile High City and seat of Yavapai County government. Named for historian William Hickling Prescott, it was established on the banks of Granite Creek in 1864.

Today it is the home to the Bob Stump VA Medical Center located on the site of old Fort Whipple, as well as the Arizona Pioneers' Home, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College and Prescott College. Cultural attractions are: Sharlot Hall Museum, the Phippen Museum of Western Art, the Smoki Museum and Fort Whipple Museum. Prescott Frontier Days, "The World's Oldest Rodeo,” is held on the Fourth of July weekend each year. Be sure to stop at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center, 117 West Goodwin.

Gateway to the Prescott National Forest
Stay and Enjoy Our Cool and Warm Hospitality

Elevation: 5350 feet
Average Precipitation: 18 inches
Average Snow Fall: 24 inches
 
Erected by Rotary Club of Prescott, Prescott Frontier Rotary Club, Prescott Sunup Rotary Club.
 
Location. 34° 29.294′ N, 112° 30.08′ W. Marker is near Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on Arizona Route 89 at milepost 306, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
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By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
2. Welcome to Prescott Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arizona Pioneers' Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Arizona Pioneer Home (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lincoln School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hotel Vendome (approx. 4 miles away); The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association (approx. 4 miles away); The Fire of 1900 (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Curtis Hall/ (approx. 4 miles away); Ruffner Plaza Stables (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 6, 2010
3. Welcome to Prescott Marker
View north on AZ highway 89
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By Bill Kirchner
4. 100 Years of Rodeo Monument
Honoring "The World's Oldest Rodeo". Located at 201 South Cortez Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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