Prescott, located in Yavapai County, is a breathtaking town filled with beauty and history. You can pronounce the name PRES-kot, but you will also hear locals refer to their town as PRES-kit.
Prescott is Yavapai’s county seat, but it was previously the state’s capital in 1864. You will see this deep history in numerous Victorian-style homes in town. In fact, 809 buildings in Prescott are in the Register of Historic Places.
Prescott is located in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The average high temperature in the winter in Prescott is around 52 degrees and averages 89 in the summer.
There are around 40,000 people in Prescott, but the surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Prescott Valley and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit, comprise around 103,000 people.