Here is your information about Prescott, AZ. It’s located in Yavapai County, in the state of Arizona.

Prescott Weather

Prescott does receive snow, but has mild weather most of the year.

Arizona is generally thought of as a hot, dry, desert, covered with cactus. I was surprised to find out on my first trip through Prescott, that it was in the mountains with a pleasant, comfortable weather.

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Prescott History

The city was incorporated in 1881, in the midst of the Civil War, after a gold rush in 1864.

Prescott is the site of the oldest rodeo in USA, the Palace Saloon, which was visited by the Earp brothers and Doc Holiday.

The rich history of Prescott is filled with western folklore.

For more detailed information about the history Prescott, AZ is located on the Prescott History page.

Distances From Prescott, AZ

Prescott is located in the center of the state of Arizona, so many places in the state are within a day’s drive.

The distance from Prescott to Phoenix is 99 miles.

The distance from Prescott to Flagstaff is 95 miles.

The distance from Prescott to Grand Canyon is 128 miles.

For more detailed information about the distances from Prescott, AZ to other places is located on the Prescott Distances page.

Prescott Population

Population of Prescott in the 2010 census was officially 39,843.

Population of Prescott Estimate in 2018 is 43,314.

Prescott is a growing community and has been for years.

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Prescott Elevation

The official elevation of Prescott is 5,367 ft (1,635 m).

It is surrounded by the Bradshaw mountains, so some neighborhoods are higher, while some are lower.

For a more detailed explanation of the elevations of specific areas, see the Prescott Elevation page.