Prescott is a city located in Yavapai County, Arizona. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,938. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County, and was the original capital of the Arizona Territory from 1863 until the Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until the capital was changed to Phoenix, Arizona in 1889. Although usually pronounced pres-KOT by outsiders, locals pronouce it as PRES-kit.
The towns of Prescott Valley (7 miles south) and Chino Valley (16 miles north), and Prescott, together make up the area known locally as "tri-city". The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is located next to, and partially within, the borders of Prescott.
Web Sites and Links
City of PrescottOfficial site for the City of Prescott, Arizona.
Groom Creek Fire DepartmentA volunteer and reserve fire department serving the residents of South Prescott. Includes services, current volunteers, news, and fire safety resources.
Prescott Chamber of CommerceVisitor, relocation, and community information; business directory; calendar of events.
Prescott Creeks Preservation AssociationA community-based, non-profit organization striving to protect the ecological integrity of Central Arizona's riparian ecosystems and their associated wetlands through preservation, conservation, and education.
Prescott Yellow PagesLocal web pages from Prescott, Prescott Valley, & Chino Valley, Arizona.
Western Spirit Enrichment CenterA spiritual renewal and retreat center combining workshops and adventurous outdoor activities in beautiful Arizona.